Quan—PlaceProposal

I have not yet reached a definitive conclusion for what place i want to represent nor the method I want to employ to portray it. I suppose the method should be decided based on the place itself, but I have a few ideas for both that I want to try out.

Place—

Physical Places:

  • Church/ University Center Chapel. I come here a lot and this room holds great meaning to me. I want to capture the essence of calmness and peace that this place gives me.
  • Emergency Room. I was recently at the ER, and noted that it had a very peculiar environment, and the interactions that happen there seemed very odd, and I would like to capture that oddity in some way.
  • Margaret Morrison/ Design Studio. For obvious reasons, but I would probably focus on the competitive culture.
  • Room/ Drawers/ Bookshelf. I think my bookshelf is very important to me, and I think it would be interesting to understand certain underlying patterns that bring all these seemingly random books to the same collection.

Abstract “Places”:

  • Time. I think it would be interesting to see how we perceive time as a place. I think there could be an interesting abstraction when we visualize time as a volumetric space, with certain hours being more important than others, or even representing time as greater than just 24 hours.
  • Conversation. I wonder what conversation as a place would look like.
  • Broken Hand. I recently injured my hand, and I was able to snag the X-Ray files, and I wonder if there are any cool things I could do with those.

Methods—

  • Steel Wool Photography. I’ve done this in the past, and I wonder if I can expand its usage to represent the space it’s performed in. The particles fit the trajectory of the swing, so if the swing is calculated, we could highlight/hide certain aspects of physical space.
  • I am interested in creating a similar light pole as the one that visualized Wi-Fi signals.
  • I am interested in creating a 3D light painting, perhaps as a method of 3D annotation.
  • I’d be interested in taking a stab at doing something with Light-Field cameras.
  • I want to learn how to use Computer Vision as a medium—I don’t completely understand the lengths of its capabilities.