Refining Domains #Thesis

I refined my domain map from the previous iterations, added more sub-domains to get some clarity. I digitized these domains, eliminated recurring subdomains that are quite common, and refined it further, using Realtimeboard. How do I consider my domain or subdomains? A lot of my work was spread across my portfolio, past work, work during my…

Domain Mapping #Thesis

I practiced domain mapping through my first semester until now. My first thorough domain mapping was in my first semester – where I spit out all possible domains that I’m interested in (sticky notes above). Then I imagined and assumed a few problems emanating from that domain, and assumed the technology space that could solve them (red). Then…

The Paper Plane

Do you remember that the symbol of medicine used to be the red cross? Today, it’s the two snakes around the iron rod, called the “Caduceus” (the snake and rod symbol). Have you seen any symbols for attorneys or law advocates? They normally have a white-collar bow. In India, from where I’m from, this is…

a-tox-sphere

It is a collection of physical prototypes and digital concepts. A speculative environment where the earth is depleted of oxygen, filled with toxic air from pollution, the human race has diminished, thereby still leaving plenty of energy resource – an ironical state of affairs, insufficient to sustain the human race. The work, in essence, is…

The Idea of Emergence

This is a reflection on Steven Johnson’s, Emergence, The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities & Software, “Street Level”. While the reading explains the case of Ants, I am only reminded of the Antz movie, and movies like that made it clear on how, small little things work together to achieve mammoth tasks, or ’emerge’ as…