Fall2013

Digital Voice Display

Digital Voice Display

In this digital age, we are used to express ourselves through social networks and text messages in digital forms. For this project, I wanted to create a metaphor of our digital voice online. Digital Voice Display is a device that a person can wear on his or her head as a visual display of what…

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Playing the Bench

Playing the Bench

PLAYING THE BENCH Sound Installation Wood, Found & Made Musical Instruments By Yuchen Zhang, Melanie Bossert & Annelie Koller “If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of…

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The Artificial Hair Garment

The Artificial Hair Garment

The clothes and garments we use are a reflection of our personalities. In order to live in a society we dress and change attires every day first and foremost to protect ourselves from the elements and also in order to make a statement in front of society. What we wear -wether we like it or…

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I’m Watching

I’m Watching

Biking could be dangerous, especially facing irresponsible drivers. So I have attached an virtue eye on the back of my helmet to “watch” who is behind me. The animation is displayed on LOLShield and programed with Arduino. \ I’m Watching from Yuchen Zhang on Vimeo.

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Sunday Meeting at DUMBO

Sunday Meeting at DUMBO

Feedback from last week: Narrow down the location Narrow down the target group Think more about execution Weekend Meet up: At DUMBO water front park. I found  Céleste Boursier-Mougenot an great artist to look into for sound projects. He is brilliant at using everyday object in creating sound and installations. 1. Birders interactions with an electronic guitar….

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Mario Alarm Clock

Mario Alarm Clock

This is a simple alarm clock when the day light is strong enough to trigger the Arduino to play Mario theme song. Mario Alarm Clock from Yuchen Zhang on Vimeo. Below is my code: #include “pitches.h” int speaker = 11; int sensor = A0; int sensorValue = 0; int melody[] = { NOTE_E7, NOTE_E7,0,NOTE_E7,0, NOTE_C7,…

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Zone of the Impending

Zone of the Impending

In Need of New Bike Mask – Shifting the function of everyday object based on our environmental change The fourth advantage I see in the word “design” (in addition to its modesty, its attention to detail and the semiotic skills it always carries with it), is that it is never a process that begins from…

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Why Do We Create Anything?

Why Do We Create Anything?

During my senior year in college, I did a presentation of the Japanese art group Maywa Denki to my fellow graphic design classmates. I think that was a little strange for them to see from all the other fancy packaging or print design presentations. However, now the dots are connected. I have created my first…

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Day 8 – It keeps going!

Day 8 – It keeps going!

So I thought I was done with the 7X7 project. It turns out I can just keep doing these forever! I needed a folder for all my readings print outs. Since the Staples are packed with middle schoolers. All their binders are made in plastic. So I decided to make my own out of card…

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Project 1- Zone of the Impending

Objectives: • Articulation. Articulate the thematics’ historical, conceptual and philosophical reasoning • Precedents. Explore the trajectories of artistic strategies and visions in coping with the environmental crisis. • Analysis. Problemtize, deconstruct, assemblage and reconfigure and making sense of the available environmental data. • Manifestation. Develop a project proposal that is conceptually meaningful and practically feasible…

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Day 7 – It is Simple Manifesto

Problem: I think about the environment from time to time, but it is easy to skip not recycling plastic bottles or take another new plastic bag from a vender. Is there a way I will be able to keep my environmental responsibility in my everyday practice all the time? Or even expand this to others?…

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Day 6 – A Plastic Character

Day 6 – A Plastic Character

Problem: I went to a friend’s birthday party and encountered these fascinating plastic materials. They are sold as hawaii themed necklace in five vibrant colors. There is a certain luxury about their nature – shiny, festive and colorful. However, they are meant to be used only once. How could I reuse them? Out come: A…

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Day 4 – Can you buy happiness here?

Day 4 – Can you buy happiness here?

Problem: From the mass media to what’s around us, a big part of our pleasure comes from shopping. However, did we actually buy our happiness when we shop? How long does the happiness last? Outcome: Seeing people’s reaction to my question ‘Can you buy happiness, here?’ on the street in Soho, Manhattan. Below is a…

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Day 1 – Edible Utensils

Day 1 – Edible Utensils

I am sure we all have thought about having biodegradable utensils to solve the plastic utensil problem. How about utensils that we can actually eat? There will be no waste at all! Well you know except the human body waste. Vegetable Spoon Experiment from Yuchen Zhang on Vimeo.

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The Start of Major Studio

The Start of Major Studio

  We have began our first class of Major studio in 2013 Fall semester. This is the the most important class in our semester. I am really looking forward to produce good works in this class. Below is the learning outcome from our professor. Let’s see if I meet these goals by the end of…

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