editing disabled

Concept Visualized

A research concept randomly selected from a research article that was reviewed in class discussion was re-interpreted in a visual way to try to capture meaning that made sense on an individual level and could be effectively communicated to others.

"CONTROL"

Rachel's_Control.jpg

Visual Bibliographic Analysis


This task involves designing a structure that identifies the theorists, philosophers, practitioners, and any other sources that inform a student’s emerging research identity. The source of the idea is found in thinking about how a bibliography can be visualized as a system of theories and practices that are indexed according to areas of content, ideas, and interests. In other words, the task was to create a referencing circle/network/community, that is content-based (rather than alphabetical). The bibliographic structure is to be presented as a self-contained entity.

Gridlocked Organic

Thinking through this bibliographic structure has been challenging for me. My ideas were slippery – each time I developed an idea for the project, it evolved into another idea. This continued at such a fast pace that it paralyzed my production. The conceptualization of the work took much of my time and energy. I finally created this digital image as a content-based referencing circle. As soon as I completed it, I, once again, began thinking of other ways to represent this data. I decided to break from the work, hoping that I would gain clarity in my time away from it.

During my work break, I visited the MoMA and viewed the Gabriel Orozco exhibition. It was in this show that I gained much insight into my own work. Orozco is displaying a series of organic shapes painted on grid paper. He uses toothpaste spit and to apply beautifully intricate organic shapes on top of a rigid grid. Visually and conceptually this series compliments my image, and inspired a new direction of thought for Project 3.

Visual_Bib.jpg

Here is a list of references alphabetically ordered within content-based categories: