Iteration

With this experiment, I played with the fact of how people’s perceptions and signs effect their decisions and judgement. In this example, I place a “out of order” sign onto a perfectly working washing machine, and see if it made a difference to people perceptions in college. Funnily enough, the various times that I visited the washrooms, the washing machine was left untouched, and no one questioned the idea of if the machine was working or not. The use of signs greatly impact a person’s way of seeing, especially when trust and assumptions are involved. The act of questioning whether the sign is wrong or not doesn’t happen

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Questions:

1)Do you look forward to spending time with your family?

2) What do you think when using the term ‘family time’?

Person 1:

1) Yes, but I don’t really plan time with family. It’s not something I dread though.

2) I think of home and I immediately feel happy because I know I’ll be 100% comfortable all the time when I’m there.

Person 2:

1)When I’m home sometimes it can be good spending time with family and sometimes it doesn’t I look forward to seeing family but for instance my mum side I haven’t seen in ages cause if conflict so there are reasons for that, but generally I do look forward to seeing family I guess

2) Well when I think of family I think of get togethers, talking and telling family what you’ve been doing-so sharing stories

Person 3:

1) I do look forward to spending time with my family. Everyone is always really busy including me in the family, and often during term and semester times we don’t always see each other that much even though we all live together. Last semester between uni,work,friends and interning sometimes I didn’t even see my little sister for four or so days and it was always strange! Whenever we always go on family holidays or outings we usually have a good time, so yes I do look forward to family time. However, having said that I usually prioritize other activities over family time , I guess it’s because I know it can be re-scheduled but you know

2)When I think of family (including my puppy of course), I think of home at the beach. I’ve got a good family life so I always think of an environment which is secure and relatively happy and comfortable and of course a family who will always be there for me and help me when I need it and support me in all I want to do. I think pop culture affects my way of thinking of family a bit because I always think of Offspring and the crazy family in Offspring - close friends and boyfriends and all that always end up being part of my family.

In this experiment I choose interview-style questions, and questioned about family, stemming from another one of my iterations which has the words ‘family-orientated’ in one of the drawings. I wanted to show with this experiment how even though broadly thinking family can be quite similar between people, there is always differences, whether they be great or small in the ways how certain people perceive things~ways of seeing!

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these were the drawings I did whilst off my anti-depressants. I thought my drawings had a more quicky nature about them, for example I had watermelons floating around with dancing cats in my patterned drawing (happy birthday one) compared to when I was on my medication, my patterned drawings (refer to other post) were more simplistic and had less randomness/realistic visual imagery. I felt my drawings were more bold and interesting whilst off my medication, as well as being more cluttered with lots of contrasting ideas. Whilst note-taking, I found that I wrote alot, however still had a strong visual depiction of ideas that were discussed (I went to a few conferences where I wrote these notes/drawings).

Over-all whilst on my anti-depressants, I felt I had a more rational thinking process before I let myself put a pen to paper and draw, whilst contrasted greatly to when I was off the medication, and simply couldn’t stop drawing everything and anything that popped into my head. Honestly speaking, I like my drawings better when I was off my medication! I found it easier to come up with ideas and more free and open to anything.

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My next experiment was exploring if there was a difference in my drawings whilst off my anti -depressant and whilst on them. (I had legitimate reasons as to why I was off them~so it was safe!)

This set of images are the ones when I was on my anti-depressants. I felt they had a more finished feeling with the drawings, and whilst note taking I visually depicted ideas rather than writing them down as much. Some of the pages were very blank with only a few drawings, which indicate sometimes a lack in my motivation or willingness to draw, as well as stemming off ideas. 

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I wanted to explore the concept of Mondegreen which is basically misunderstanding the actual words or lyrics. I remember when I was younger I used to always believe that Angus Stone was singing ‘Picture Frame’ rather than ‘Big Jet Plane’, so I wanted to experiment with the ways of interpreting sounds and words. Mondegreen is basically substituting words for other words, and with that I thought that this accidental mishearing can overall affect the understanding and interpretation of the lyrics and song in itself. The misheard lyrics and words essentially develop a new way of interpreting and seeing the meaning of the song.

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This is my first experiment within the concept of “Ways of Seeing”. In this iteration I am exploring Ways of Seeing through semiotics. These photographs document signs on the back of toilet doors at COFA campus. These signs are also seen at UNSW campus.

These signs could be interpreted differently depending on cultural backgrounds and understandings of normality. Whilst in Australia, it is considered “normal” to sit rather than squat on a toilet, in other parts of the world squatting is considered “normal”. The fact that these signs are present indicates that we are living in a Western country that is unsympathetic of other Ways of Seeing.

The aesthetic interruptions (or graffiti) on these stickers imply that there are more diverse ways of approaching culturally different behaviours. The images drawn on the stickers show that there is an element of individuality in interpreting these signs. The graffiti acts as a response to signs that enforce a way of behaving regardless of culture and individual circumstances. 

This is my first experiment within the concept of “Ways of Seeing”. In this iteration I am exploring Ways of Seeing through semiotics. These photographs document signs on the back of toilet doors at COFA campus. These signs are also seen at UNSW campus.

These signs could be interpreted differently depending on cultural backgrounds and understandings of normality. Whilst in Australia, it is considered “normal” to sit rather than squat on a toilet, in other parts of the world squatting is considered “normal”. The fact that these signs are present indicates that we are living in a Western country that is unsympathetic of other Ways of Seeing.

The aesthetic interruptions (or graffiti) on these stickers imply that there are more diverse ways of approaching culturally different behaviours. The images drawn on the stickers show that there is an element of individuality in interpreting these signs. The graffiti acts as a response to signs that enforce a way of behaving regardless of culture and individual circumstances. 

astridatcofa:

failure brainstorm summary

astridatcofa:

failure brainstorm summary

Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ (original 1917) is a perfect example of a work of art that challenges our perception of what is considered to be art. The idea of ‘readymades’ presents to us ordinary mass-produced objects, and recontextualises these objects into an art space, challenging what we know and assume about art.
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/duchamp-fountain-t07573

Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ (original 1917) is a perfect example of a work of art that challenges our perception of what is considered to be art. The idea of ‘readymades’ presents to us ordinary mass-produced objects, and recontextualises these objects into an art space, challenging what we know and assume about art.

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/duchamp-fountain-t07573

stephystewy1001:

Thinking about editing

Someone mixed up sounds and dialogue from the film Alice in Wonderland and made a song. I think it feels really relaxing to listen to!

this is pretty cool ^_^

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