For this project, each student was given an object of very little monetary value. We were then supposed to trade up for things of greater value. I started with a miniature bungee cord and ended with an official Carnegie Mellon campus police whistle. You can see all of my in-between trades here: www.tumblr.com/blog/watchhannahtrade
For this project, I created a sensory deprivation experience in which the subject was blindfolded and exposed to different forms of affection from friends, acquaintances, and strangers.
For this project, we were to keep a collection and find an appropriate way to display what we had collected. I chose to collect secrets, and made an interactive piece where the viewer was to pick up this tin can, a childhood communication staple, and hold it to their ear. Once this action was completed, the viewer would hear anonymous secrets that people used to keep, but no longer keep, most of which had to do with childhood.
You can hear the a secret collection by clicking on the playlist below:
I chose to flip the system of how I got dressed and how I decided to what to wear for the day. One morning, I woke up when my alarm sounded, blindfolded myself, and dug through my closet and dresser drawers. This is the product, and this is what I wore for the remainder of the day.
|One person begins conversation (either myself or someone else)||What was said is processed||Response from other person||Interpretation of Response||Who I am talking to|
|Alarm sounds||Snooze Button||Alarm Sounds||Either snooze again or wake up||How much I have to do that day|
Going to Sleep
|Feel tired||Put on pajamas||Get in bed||Fall asleep||How early I have to wake up|
|Call||Tell her about my life||She responds to what I said||I analyze her input||How shitty I feel when I call|
|Look in closet||See what is clean||Change five times||Pick something||Who I plan on seeing that day|
|Feel hungry||Look in fridge||See what hasn’t expired||Eat what is not expired||How hungry I feel|
Learning a new song on the ukulele
|Look at tabs||Sort through to find easiest variation||Play over and over and over||Memorized chords||How much I actually like the song I’m learning|
Deciding to get a haircut
|Feel like my hair is too long||Debate in my mind whether or not it’s worth the money||Decide I can’t stand it anymore||Get haircut||How bored I am with my self|
|Get assigned homework||Go home and do everything but homework||Eventually run out of things to do that aren’t homework||Do homework||What class it’s for/when it’s due|
|Have an awkward social encounter||Think for hours about how awkward it was||Feel trapped inside my brain||Go for a walk and smoke cigarettes||Who was involved in the awkward encounter|