PaperPlane – The Symbol of Design

You know that the symbol for medicine, well, used to a red-cross and now it’s the “Caduceus” (the snake and rod symbol). Attorneys or law advocates also have a symbol – the white collar bow. But what about design and designers? It’s the paper plane. (article in progress – to be completed)  

Computational Form

Introduction This graduate case study is to reflect on the learning outcomes from the Computational Form course, here at Parsons School of Design. Coming from a background of Computer Science Engineering, I chose this course to use code as experimentation in design and generative art. Art for me mainly revolves around performance – song, dance, stage,…

Why We Need Things

This is a reflection on ‘Why We Need Things’ by author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, on ‘Objects and the Organization of Experience’. The author starts with how the nomads did not like carrying many things, nor accepted objects as gifts because that meant more luggage to carry around. And then gradually, man became a ‘hoarder’, a collector of things, artifacts and have…

#OpenFrameworks Flocking System

Extending particle systems, we can make flocking systems where we add behavior to the particles themselves, and not just make the particles follow the mouse, keyboard or other external inputs. The particles have a life of their own and here they flock towards a center of gravity or repel away. I made a modification of…

Interaction with Technology for the Century

This is the final paper for my reflections on Design for the Century, in my first semester at Parsons School of Design. Below is the TLDR summary and following that is the final paper published from Google Drive. Summary We know what technology is. In Marshall McLuhan’s theory, all technologies are extensions of our physical…