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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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