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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2018 ➔ Words


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Jing Sun (designer)
Anthony Jesse Deen (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)
Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)


May 17 2018


Reading is an immersive experience: surroundings disappear and only words remain. In a way, each pair of words has a hidden distance between them, with which authors dramatize the text. If a poem is mapped onto a physical space, for example, patterns that underlie the words will emerge. Bridging shapes with words, my project explores patterns of poetry in space and thus gives linguistics a sense of physicality. I intend to create an experience in which the creation of patterns reflects one’s interpretation of poetry. Words is an interactive spatial installation that utilizes projection. Guided by the organized yet dynamic words on the floor, a user walks in the space and subsequently creates a pattern with their choice of words which then generate a poem. Contradictory to the traditional pen-and-paper method, Words provides the user with a fresh means of writing a poem. The experience should encourage a spatial reading of poetry as wells as supply a different lens through which to interpret languages.




Jing Sun. Words. May 17 2018. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2018. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 21 Oct 2019.

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