As we work on our projects to create meaningful public art interventions, I thought it would be cool to share this particular installation I came across. As we all know, climate change is the hot topic (no pun intended) that everyone is talking about — it’s very important to spread awareness about this issue and…
Wearable: Denim Jacket by Levi + Google
Since we just designed our own wearables and integrated tech/data, I thought it was very interesting to share that Levi and Google worked to create a wearable jacket (jackets are wearable but you know what I mean :P). The jackets has sensors and motors that allow you to interact with it, receive notifications with a…
Trippy GIF animations
I found this really cool artist, Daniël Maarleveld, who creates gif optical illusion animations. I thought this was very interesting because we just did our animation projects and saw how difficult it is to create the illusion of motion. These animations are very simple but create complex optical illusions which I find very impressive. Link:…
Stripes that visualize global warming in specific places
I found this really cool website that uses colored stripes to visualize global warming patterns in specific places (that you can choose!) across several decades. I thought this was very relevant to what we’re currently learning and provides a cool way to see data that exists. Link: https://showyourstripes.info
Baked goods made out of yarn!
I came across this article that talked about an artist called Kate Jenkins, who creates very real-looking decadent baked good with wool. I thought it was really impressive that you could shape wool in so many different ways and also was fascinated by the fact that you could imitate something as intricate as foods (like…
Really cool (and funny) stop-motion commercial
I’m sure many of you are familiar with Ryan Higa (for those of you who aren’t, he’s a creative YouTuber who once had the most subscribers) – he has an energy drink company called ‘Ninja Melk’ and created a very impressive stop motion commercial for it. I’ve been a long time fan of his and…
Art to Science?
I came across this article that describes the way art has influenced science and vice versa. It also shows some fascinating examples of what each domain can do for the other and the overlap between them. As someone interested in science and art, this was very cool to see and relating the two to each…
Realistic pastel art depicting the reality of climate change
When I first saw these I couldn’t believe they weren’t real photographs. I think these works of art really help capture the state of glacial warming and climate change – and how we need to do something to save our Earth. Link: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/10/pastel-glaciers-zaria-forman/
Less Pixels = More Endangered!
I thought this was a really cool way to represent endangered animal species and the estimated number of how many remain. The really blurry ones definitely send the message that we should be doing more the prevent some of the most beautiful animals from going extinct. Link: https://imgur.com/gallery/NVNsyel
Design Psychology in UX
User Experience has increasingly become an important element of new technologies that come up in our digital world. Not only does it make technology look better, but also creates a more intuitive interface for humans to interact with this technology. A core component of UX design is playing on the psychology of humans: Link: https://uxdesign.cc/5-key-lessons-from-psychology-in-design-to-help-you-advance-ux-2cbb837b4581