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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2015 MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ The Word:An interactive installation embodying a ritual gesture and a poetical experience

Thesis


Related people/organizations

John Sharp (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. (sponsoring body)

Date

May 10 2015

Description

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.

Identifier

PC020402_2015_yuanf572

Citation

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. 22 Jul 2019.

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 




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