PROJECT 2: Remix (Doing and Making)

Stage 3: Burn

CONCEPT

In February 2016, the Washington Post characterized the presidential primaries as ‘the most-memed election in U.S. history.’ Funny yet persuasive, “memes are the newest trending tool shaping political contention today” and have become the universal language of the modern campaign thereby influencing voters.

As “memes can be silly, they can be harmless, they can be destructive, they can be extremely serious, and they can be all these things at the same time,” perhaps the time has come to interpret them critically.

Politicians have started meme-ing be it via Instagram or Twitter. The execution of this project is a 3 step journey to the current scenario of the political economy of memes in the U.S.

BURN

On the one hand, U.S. politicians have started embracing memes, so much so that it has become a joke and on the other hand there is a constant circulation of political memes, especially during elections. And this has consequences. Memes have the potential to sway public opinions around U.S. Politics.

RULES

  • 3 stories – 1 narrative
  • Use more than 2 softwares for each case
  • The end result should be in motion (animation/gif/movie)

VIDEO

Click here for the video: Meme-ification of Politics

FEEDBACK

Whatsapp

Instagram

Reddit

PROJECT 2: Remix (Doing and Making)

Stage 2: Remix

CONCEPT

In February 2016, the Washington Post characterized the presidential primaries as ‘the most-memed election in U.S. history.’ Funny yet persuasive, “memes are the newest trending tool shaping political contention today” and have become the universal language of the modern campaign thereby influencing voters.

As “memes can be silly, they can be harmless, they can be destructive, they can be extremely serious, and they can be all these things at the same time,” perhaps the time has come to interpret them critically.

Politicians have started meme-ing be it via Instagram or Twitter. The execution of this project is a 3 step journey to the current scenario of the political economy of memes in the U.S.

REMIX

U.S. politicians have started embracing memes, so much so that it has become a joke.

RULES

  • 3 stories – 1 narrative
  • Use more than 2 softwares for each case
  • The end result should be in motion (animation/gif/movie)

VIDEO

Click here for the video: Politics: A Joke?

PROJECT 2: Remix (Doing and Making)

Stage 1: Rip

TASK

Develop a concept based on your thesis topic and render it visually with the constraint of remixing existing material.

Rip – Remix – Burn

CONCEPT

In February 2016, the Washington Post characterized the presidential primaries as ‘the most-memed election in U.S. history.’ Funny yet persuasive, “memes are the newest trending tool shaping political contention today” and have become the universal language of the modern campaign thereby influencing voters.

As “memes can be silly, they can be harmless, they can be destructive, they can be extremely serious, and they can be all these things at the same time,” perhaps the time has come to interpret them critically.

Politicians have started meme-ing be it via Instagram or Twitter. The execution of this project is a 3 step journey to the current scenario of the political economy of memes in the U.S.

RIP

Memes like Gangnam style have become very famous and are enjoyed by a lot of people. The fact that people enjoy it has attracted politicians like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to start using them to gain their voters’ attention for elections. What happens when these politicians imitate the memes? Stay tuned to find out.

STORYBOARD

VERB LIST

  • to create
  • to copy
  • to remix
  • to own
  • to share
  • to imitate
  • to manipulate
  • to spread
  • to joke

RULES

  • 3 stories – 1 narrative
  • Use more than 2 softwares for each case
  • The end result should be in motion (animation/gif/movie)
  • Add personal voice in each of the studies.

VIDEO

Click here for the video: Trumpan Style

SNAPSHOTS OF THE VIDEO

EXCHANGING PROJECTS: Study 4

Swati B.’s project’s 4 studies done by me.

OBJECT: PAPER

  • RULES:
  • Do a new study every day
  • Infinite Folds first (any number you think is appropriate), the cut. 
  • Explore different colors
  • Play with light and shadow
  • Explore 2 natural contexts
  • Introduce a liquid and study the object in the presence of the liquid
  • Document your process daily
  • ACTION: Fold + Cut
  • CONTEXT: Lamp with a pattern

EXCHANGING PROJECTS: Study 3

Swati B.’s project’s 4 studies done by me.

OBJECT: PAPER

  • RULES:
  • Do a new study every day
  • Infinite Folds first (any number you think is appropriate), the cut. 
  • Explore different colors
  • Play with light and shadow
  • Explore 2 natural contexts
  • Introduce a liquid and study the object in the presence of the liquid
  • Document your process daily
  • ACTION: Fold
  • CONTEXT: Boat
  • VARIATION: Colors, Liquid

EXCHANGING PROJECTS: Study 2

Swati B.’s project’s 4 studies done by me.

OBJECT: PAPER

  • RULES:
  • Do a new study every day
  • Infinite Folds first (any number you think is appropriate), the cut. 
  • Explore different colors
  • Play with light and shadow
  • Explore 2 natural contexts
  • Introduce a liquid and study the object in the presence of the liquid
  • Document your process daily
  • ACTION: Fold + Cut
  • CONTEXT: Caterpillar
  • VARIATION: Colors

EXCHANGING PROJECTS: Study 1

Swati B.’s project’s 4 studies done by me.

OBJECT: PAPER

  • RULES:
  • Do a new study every day
  • Infinite Folds first (any number you think is appropriate), the cut. 
  • Explore different colors
  • Play with light and shadow
  • Explore 2 natural contexts
  • Introduce a liquid and study the object in the presence of the liquid
  • Document your process daily
  • ACTION: Fold + Cut
  • CONTEXT: Snow
  • VARIATION: Light and Shadow

PROJECT 1: Day 22

(By Swati Balasubramanian)

OBJECT: KNOT

  • RULES:
  • Make knots every day for 4 days
  • Perform 4 different actions (actions based on the object)
  • Total of 4 new materials
  • Any 3 intervened parts of the studies must be used in a unique context
  • The total number of knots at the end of 4 studies must be a lot more than what exists currently
  • To be performed by more than 1 person
  • Document your process daily
  • MATERIAL: Copper Wire, Electric Wire
  • NUMBER OF KNOTS: 3
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOTS: 128

PROJECT 1: Day 21

(By Swati Balasubramanian)

OBJECT: KNOT

  • RULES:
  • Make knots every day for 4 days
  • Perform 4 different actions (actions based on the object)
  • Total of 4 new materials
  • Any 3 intervened parts of the studies must be used in a unique context
  • The total number of knots at the end of 4 studies must be a lot more than what exists currently
  • To be performed by more than 1 person
  • Document your process daily
  • MATERIAL: Cotton
  • NUMBER OF KNOTS: 3
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOTS: 125

PROJECT 1: Day 20

(By Swati Balasubramanian)

OBJECT: KNOT

  • RULES:
  • Make knots every day for 4 days
  • Perform 4 different actions (actions based on the object)
  • Total of 4 new materials
  • Any 3 intervened parts of the studies must be used in a unique context
  • The total number of knots at the end of 4 studies must be a lot more than what exists currently
  • To be performed by more than 1 person
  • Document your process daily
  • MATERIAL: Wool
  • NUMBER OF KNOTS: 1
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOTS: 122
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