Embodied Design

2018-07-10 21:30:54.562420

2018-07-10 21:30:54.562420

2018-06-30 19:47:44.889837

2018-06-30 19:47:44.889837

2018-07-07 13:05:50.444601

2018-07-07 13:05:50.444601

2018-06-05 17:49:52.950413

2018-06-05 17:49:52.950413

The Project Team: Roger

The Project Team: Roger

The Project Team: Abby

The Project Team: Abby

The Project Team: Sara

The Project Team: Sara

The Project Team: Emma

The Project Team: Emma

An Embodied Design box set up on the bar at LemonJellos

An Embodied Design box set up on the bar at LemonJellos

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The Embodied Design project falls both into the realm of art and research as it revolves around the consideration of everyday, mass-produced objects. Many of our mass-produced products were designed under the utopian notion that they were perfect for everyone. This project centers on reinvestigating of how designs are actually used once they enter the real world. In our world objects and spaces are designed for a particular use by a particular body; however, they are also meant to be applicable to the masses. This provokes the question, what is the ability, race, gender, and size of this generalized body? The goal of this project is to document the gestures used to interact with ubiquitously designed objects, focusing on hand gestures in conjunction with drink-ware at local breweries and coffee shops. Images are captured and immediately uploaded to a shared folder from wooden boxes containing small cameras connected to Raspberry Pis.  This box is designed to photograph everyday hand gestures interacting drink-ware at local businesses. The exhibition of the work will consist of a recreation of the image capturing scenario along with 1:1 24 min videos derived from the images gathered onsite. Videos will be projected onto flattened versions of the bars and table tops from which the images were gathered.