Emily Morishita is an environmental graphic designer focusing on creating public spaces that are lively, enriching, and accessible with placemaking, wayfinding, exhibits, signage, and environmental graphics. Projects include the People St identity and environmental graphics for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, seat fabric for the LA Metro system, and exhibition graphics for the Getty Museum, LACMA, and The Huntington.
The first Science Fiction Film Festival in Los Angeles, Sci-Fest LA is now an annual event dedicated to putting the spotlight on science fiction and fantasy films, and interactive entertainment from all around the world. The curated festival program includes everything from screenings to gala premieres, workshops, discussions, interactive game experiences, VR/AR presentations, exhibitions and a lot of quirky events and fun parties.
Graphic design student Tais Ghelli aimed to explore the boundaries of transmedia design with an exhibition on Brazilian Brutalist Architecture. Using the Cannibalist Manifesto—which guided much of the Brazilian modernist movement—as a starting point, Ghelli sought to create a language (and ultimately a space) that translated the tensions, vitality and boldness of the works produced during this period.
The Juilliard School is internationally renowned as a leader in performing arts education. Founded in 1905, The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama and music. Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard produces the highest caliber of actors, musicians and dancers in the world. Their mission is to provide the tools for gifted students to reach their fullest potential as leaders, artists and global citizens. There are more than 800 artists enrolled at Juilliard, where they appear in over 700 annual performances in the school’s five theaters.
Optic Symphony is an interactive installation designed for the Decibel Electronic Audio+Art Festival. How do musicians listen to music? Inspired by the phenomenon of synesthesia, this spatial installation explores the relationships between the three foundations of music—rhythm, melody and harmony.
E-paper technology is best known for its use in eReaders around the world. But a unique collaboration between artist Nik Hafermaas of Ueberall International and E Ink Corporation—makers of E Ink Prism™, the eco-friendly, high-fidelity alternative to LED that powers the Kindle reader—has resulted in the world’s largest three-dimensional application of e-paper technology.
For developing ideas quickly, sketching is not only efficient, but for me provides a kind of iterative feedback not possible with the computer. I once heard that one's inability to draw perfectly actually leads to productive variations as an idea develops -- your mistakes suggest new directions. This is not possible on a computer where everything looks "perfect."
A “slow media” installation allows visitors to interact with light, shadow, words, and the pull of the earth.
Time is an artificial construct, created by humans to meet our needs. Consumed as we are with how quickly it passes—and despite our determination to make it just another commodity—time defies our efforts to control it.