The main challenge of this project was reinterpreting and recontextualizing the traditional medium of a book into a digital experience. It was also about translating words that are fixed and printed on paper into dynamic typography that moves on a dimensional surface.
Physical books can last for decades, but its information can become outdated rather quickly. Can the book itself be constantly updated with new information? The vision of this project is to not only present information from the chapters in a spatial and more impactful way, but to also question the medium of a traditional book through its integration into the digital world.
Design + Execution
The nine ribbon bookmarks that are sewn into the book represent nine different entry points to the narrative. They are the control for content that is projected on a dimensional surface. By touching a bookmark, users activate different content on the dimensional surface via conductive material in the ribbon bookmarks. The installation utilized the graphic language and that was established in the book. The content reacts to a form that continually decreases in size, from top to bottom, which is reflective of timescales and increments of time. The typography scales up or down on the dimensional form depending on the chapter and is intended to reframe human impact over a larger timescale.
Miles Mazzie (instructor)
Ivan Cruz (instructor)
Brad Bartlett (instructor)
Phoebe Hsu (photography)
Brad Bartlett (videography)