(thesis advisor)Barbara Morris
(thesis advisor)David Carroll
(thesis advisor)Andrew Zornoza
(thesis advisor)Feng Yuan
(designer)Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept.
May 10 2015
Designer's statement: The Word is an information sculpture, an interactive web application, a ritual performance and also a poetical experience. It is a representation of how a couple enhances and symbolizes their emotions through a ritual gesture based on language. It is also an approach to display the text of a ritual gesture without any tangible carriers. By presenting with the ritual moment involved in producing an emotional text message, and transforming this message into a permanent hologram image, the message becomes a special symbol, which stands for a period of emotion.
People always enjoy symbolizing their love and romantic relationship by writing down their names on a physical object. But we are seldom aware of the emotional and mental influence from the physical message carriers. However, digital technology seems to have replaced writing on a physical object, the message carrier could also be replaced by digital data. Thus, with the assistance of technology it is possible to complete a ritual gesture based on language without any tangible carriers and save the emotional words forever.
Feng Yuan. The Word:An interactive installation embodying a ritual gesture and a poetical experience.
May 10 2015. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2015 MFA Design and Technology program theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 20 May 2019
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