Week 24 Literature review

Something I think I have mentioned before, but it is worth repeating, because I really like the concept and the style. The map is the focal point of the website and easily links. The cool tones of the website are interesting, and that you can filter different types of the attraction. Each dot has a thorough description of the event/installation and photos, and occasionally multimedia too. The UI is slick and the curved corners (which I think is naff, usually) are cool. A great example of datafed and 3 column design. I wish I could design this well!


https://bucharest.io/

In a similar vein, this is an interactive map of cultural and foody places in Bucharest. Again, I like this (not as much as the line) and it shows information concisely and cleanly. I wonder how to present the information I have, where sometimes there are lots of dots concentrated in a small place. I have around 400 photos on my current map, but I haven’t written descriptions of them all. But I could categorise them, and perhaps make some walks based on a certain theme, in the style of Filo’type.


Alice Neve and Stuart directed me to this lovely exhibition in Tokyo: a created exhibition! Visitors decorate sea creature templates, have it scanned in and then see the image on the project walls. The website describes the project as so:

Color in a fish on the paper provided. See the picture you have drawn come to life in the massive aquarium in front of you, swimming together with the fish drawn by other people. If you touch the swimming fish, they will swim away. If you touch the food bags, you can also feed the fish. The tuna you draw will transcend the boundaries of the artwork and swim out into the Sketch Aquariums and Sketch Oceans of exhibitions around the world. And the tuna drawn in other parts of the world may appear and swim in the Sketch Aquarium right in front of you.

How amazing! The bridge between low-tech drawing and hi-tech projection is well thought out and worked really well. The scanner looks hi-tech, but I’ve seen notebooks that you can scan in your notes without lines being scanned in too, and have made a DIY version myself. I’m not saying it would be easy to implement, but it is very effective. That your artwork can become part of something bigger, and be around the world is magic and a real draw, whether adult or child.

How could I make this work with letters? I could use the drawn letters and project them in the gallery, scanning them in one at a time, and also using LED screens.

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