Posts Tagged ‘models’

My adviser, Marc, has continually been encouraging me to be rigorous and follow a control and variable method of experimentation. I’m trying to be scientific and actually stick with it. What usually happens is that I’ll do a few experiments and then follow one meandering branch a ways and never getting around to doubling back […]


I can never resist the chance to build physical models. Here are some photos of the site context experiments in physical form. It amazes me anew each time I work in tandem with digital and physical models how they complement each other. Some ideas begin better digitally and far apart physically while for other ideas […]


Getting some photos up of my process work has been on the to-do list for days. Finally, and without further ado, some images. These models are looking at ways to bridge the gap between the digital studies of the Flying Foot Forum pieces, Flow and Serif, and the use of fabric in physical models. First […]


I nearly wept with joy when Julian Roberts spoke those words. In one simple sentence my many frustrations this semester were validated; he’s right, this IS hard and I am coming to fabric precisely from wood, concrete and cardboard. Martha McQuade suggested at my interim review on the 16th that I take a look at […]


I was recently introduced to the program IOGraph. It’s a free download program that tracks your mouse as it moves across the screen. When paired with video it can act as a simple motion capture program. Here’s an example of the tracking I did for the fifth minute of the piece Flow, from Flying Feet-The […]


Wow. It’s already been nearly a week since my interim review last Friday. While I’ve been doing lots of thinking about what was said and where to go from here, it’s been tough to get motivated to get back to work (I’m sure the sunshine and 40 degree weather didn’t have anything to do with […]


For the final week of the Body Acoustic course, the assignment was to design and construct a prop and perform with it. I took this as the perfect jump-start to building a full-scale mock-up of the bat wing model I made early in the semester. Here’s a very early mock-up to test the channel at […]