Posts Tagged ‘science’

One a Day (OAD)!

Ok… so from today I try to stick to my plan to document my day, and stick to choosing ONE photo. Just one. This will be challenging. What do I do if nothing exciting happens during my day? What if I have too many exciting things? let’s see how I deal with this. Maybe this constraint will lead to a creative solution or experiment..


This semester I am TA-ing (Teaching Assistant) for Gediminas Urbonas in his Introduction to Visual Arts in ACT (Art, Culture & Technology) class. My role is to handle the logistics of the class, allowing teh faculty member and students to focus on the content of the course. It includes preparing discussions and Psets (assignments) at times, marketing and publicizing lectures, arranging training of students, and so much more. ACT is a pretty cool Department… the admin staff rocks! So, today was my first day TA-ing this class. I had to come early to prepare the class, which is held in the CUBE this semester. Today Debbie Douglas, a curator at the MIT Museum and Patricia Reed, artist/ philosopher.

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Looking for designers to interview…

So.. I have been working on fleshing out my thesis proposal this semester… It’s quite an exercise which makes you think in squares, circles, and triangles. From choosing your thesis advisor and readers, to deciding on your topic, what you want to focus on now, for the next few years, what you want to do after your studies, what you want to do for the rest of your life, if you want to go into academia, the industry, whether you want to save the world, and if you have the time to do want you want… and the truth is, there will never be enough time.. I have to keep reminding myself that I should focus on “the” specific problem I am trying to solve and be clear on my contribution. I cannot save the world with one thesis…

My thesis proposal is due less than 4 weeks. My particular interest is in Design & Computation as it relates to culture and wearables/ architecture of the body –  I am working on the exact term that succinctly describes my proposed work.. There is much for me to flesh out, it is a work in progress. The context in which I would like to apply my research is in the design and production of “wearables” such as costumes and dancing mobiles. My specific context will be that of Carnival, Trinidad Carnival to be exact. This will be my specific context or case study.

Are there any designers in the costume/ fashion/ wearable industry who would like to be interviewed? I have a keen interest in the intersection between design, computation, and fabrication as it relates to Carnival. If you would like to be interviewed, or know of a designer – that person can be a fashion designer, a designer of wearables as artistic, social, or cultural objects, or designers in the Carnival industry – please contact me. I would love to interview you.

Wire-benders, costume designers and makers, those in the computational and wearable industry, etc… Contact me.

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Have a GREAT week all!!!

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