A visual depiction of Raisa's favorite song.
A trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art.
This afternoon, I went to explore the Bagel Factory as part of the "learning to see" project.
We wanted to describe the ocean stream of stories as instead, a flock of stories. A flock of birds, where each individual bird makes up a small component of a much bigger story, and the flock itself as a whole splits up into small groups and head towards different targets, each of which represents a different master plot.
An analysis of the interactive experience, Gone Home, by Raisa Chowdhury.
For this project, our group performed three compositions, each of which was made up of four different songs arranged in creative ways. We agreed that we wanted each of our compositions to be unique by playing with varying levels of chance, indeterminacy, and entropy. We were able to organize these factors within each composition through use of timers and random number generators. We hope your enjoy our performance.
Meeting and talking to stranger is a different experience for each person. But can the experience be influenced by the region a person grew up in? Growing up in Alabama and then moving to Pittsburgh, I've noticed that people act differently when interacting with a stranger depending on which region they're from. Thus, I've decided to explore how it could be true for all kinds of different regions in the US.
La Prima is a popular coffee shop in Wean Hall that often gets overwhelmed by orders during certain peak times. This is a huge challenge because the line for this coffee shop extends through the atrium of Wean, which is a very high traffic area. This causes chaos and confusion as employees with clipboards walk down the line taking orders and students push through and around to get to class.
When introducing ourselves, we found that each of us had stories tied somehow to location--particularly our birthplaces, where we were raised, and CMU/Pittsburgh. Each of us also used a picture as our piece of media. To show these ties, then, each of us collected pictures that represented our personal qualities or things that were important to us, and then divided those into two groups depending on whether they related more to our home/birthplace or CMU/Pittsburgh. The former became collages in the shape of our respective states/countries, and the latter were combined into a collage in the shape of a scottie dog because CMU brings us all together.