Thursday, April 5, 2012

Senior Thesis (The Initial Sketches)

Screens II is meant to question the idea of alienation remedied through the power of the internet. The discussion that this piece calls on to is based around the contemporary set of values and priorities which arise from our heavy reliance on technology. In response to the physical alienation that we throw ourselves into, granted to communication technologies at hand, I will create an installation in the Falvey Hall lobby. The piece will be an interactive sculpture consisting of eight equal pyramid shaped units. While facing their sharp endings inward and exposing the flat square bases outwards, the shapes will form a perfect square with a void like formation in the middle. Each unit will be constructed out of plexiglass, an led board, light-diffusing paper, programable chips and sensors. The diodes displays will turn on when the senors will detect a presence. The installation can be fully light only when it is completely surrounded by people. This rather simple gesture allows an agglomeration of strangers to share the same space and time while pondering and viewing this work. 

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