Fragmented Visions of Personality (critique draft)

Fragmented Visions of Personality (critique draft)

The ideas of technology fragmenting the ways we interact with others.

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6 Responses to “Fragmented Visions of Personality (critique draft)”

  1. You’re working with powerful ideas, and I think the direction of these works compliments that.

    The piece on the left ultizes linearity in a way that definately communicates “fragmentation”–I think the moments that divate from the pattern (especailly the photo and the white box) could actually be oppurtunities you could explore fragmenting and distance even further. Could varying the individuals peices of the pattern (in opacity, order of layers, contrast, whatever) enhance it?

  2. Form: Fragmentation text messaging filled into the paragraph spacing. Book and text messaging have different texture feeling. Some people prefer electronic text, some people prefer book textual . For me, I don’t really have preference. But put these two materials together, which make two fragments become a unity. Also the orange book background make a contract with blue text messaging background. For the right part, although it just a part of face, but I can imaging the whole pictures power. Because the eyes. These two eyes are really talkative. They are telling me the story.
    Perceptual experience: Fragment and unity combination. Contrast and power
    Cultural implication: This make me think about the electronic reading trend make people lose the interest in the real book, or even the real life. People get addict into the smartphone, social network website and e-book. Sometimes, they forget who they are and what they should behave.

  3. I like how the miniature passages of text of different spacial form contrasts and stands out vertically against the larger and clearer to interpret horizontal text that seems to be from the page of a book. Compared to the vertical passages of text that to me stands out as the more wide spread technological form of communication between people these day from media websites like facebook or texting is less intimate and comforting to the horizontal text from the book. The Orange hue gives off a relaxing and time distilling feeling, like the achingly slow sunrise, both beautiful and impressionable to memory. Far more immortal and intimate than the suggestion of today’s fast paced, informal communication. The little blogs of messages hovering in the atmosphere in small grey monochromatic bubbles. Trying too hard to gain recognition, and only succeeding in being an eye sore, and distraction from the warmer background. I’m sorry, but that’s what popped in my head…

  4. Phoebe Perry Says:

    Text as texture- – I see what you did there. The image on the left framed by the open space, hilighted by the dull orange background making the text foreground but very much available and part of the same layer. Seemingly copy and hand pasted to the back ground there is a falling and downward vertical motion of the piece leading the eye down.

    It is difficult, on the image to the right, to divorce the literal experience of eyes- – as someone said in class and forever in cheesy romance movies- – eyes are the windows to the soul, so human from the erased aspect of the different shades and hues of dulled color shapes put together. In the ways a pair of eyes peaking through a top of a window signifies the greater meaning of your statement above (the ideas of technology fragmenting the ways we interact with others) which is that the person or the pair of eyes can see all of what on the other side of what they are looking thru- – they can see all of the viewer. HOWEVER we, the viewers being seen, or only able to see the eyes and not even fully of the eyes. There is an inequality and a voyeurism included in this communication, or lack there of. GOOOO ROSE

  5. Hi rose, I love the design idea of the conversation boxes. They reflects your design phase very well: I see the complexity in conversations, and conversations does show personality. The use of translucency is very smart, because it allows the conversations to flow on top of the page while attached to the background.

    I also love the picture on the right. It’s mysterious, and penetrates the viewer through a look of …I don’t know, creepiness or spying. I would expect more in the image that combines the two pictures together, but so far the message is powerful already.

  6. Christine Says:

    The use of blue on orange really adds to the sense of discordance between the warmth/completeness of the paper note and the coolness/fragmentary nature of the digital communication. That the blue is such a signifier of Facebook and iMessage is almost secondary to that.

    There’s enough of the face present in the second image to imply the rest of an image. Because you’ve shown so little of her, my mind goes to an inversion of that image–what if you’d scribbled out her eyes and nose, leaving the rest? That would be dehumanizing (and sort of reminiscent of serial killers’ photo collages on the bad crime dramas) and scary, whereas this is sweet and almost protective, because you’ve chosen to reveal so little of her while retaining the humanizing aspect of her eyes. I like the little touch of pink; it adds warmth. I know you intend to play with this more, but it’s saying something really interesting as it is.

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