Screenplay and Manifest by Stefan
What is an object?
How big can it be?
Must it be visible? Touchable?
Many questions we simply take for granted.
We need to research about the aesthetics of the objects all over again. Brave, and detailed. We need to explore.
How do objects affect us? How does their shape affect us, written messages, colors, positions?
Do people become objects if objects define who they are? Clothes, jewelry, computers, gadgets, cars… all this objects define us when we look the surface alone. What about the inside. Emotional and mental qualities? What about emotional qualities of the objects? Mental qualities of objects. Digital and virtual qualities.
How do objects become popular? With advertisement? Are the people who create them or use them the ones that make them popular. Can a great artist transfer his great charisma onto his onjects and in that way make them popular? Or is it just the idea that matters?
We need to explore, so that we can get to new conclusions, new ideas, new possibilities.
It is the last month of our master project. We have a great success. The project was a pure miracle. With our research we made a great concept and one great product.
Everybody had an important role in this.
Eliana thoroughly investigated all of the topics and she was our leader in … “thinking”. Eventually all of her notes about our project turned into a book. Yes indeed, she wrote a book about our project and she published it. The objects that she invented were highly notable, and now she
will participate in some important exhibitions throughout the world.
Viviana found a fine balance between art and science and her installation is a astonishing. It is educational, but it is made in a way that nobody from the scientific world could do it in that way. It is really something special, and useful. She will participate in some important exhibitions throughout the world with her instalation. She also gained many new skills that will be useful for her in the future.
Frido at the beginning was our visual researcher. He made documentary interviews about the objects, and made some fantastic photographs in which he was exploring the aesthetics, using unusual photographing angles, light, compositions and photoshop editing. But then he got completely into the whole matter and started designing his own digital house/apartment that is connected to the computer. It is – “VERY AMAZING”!
Huan developed the concept of personalized machines. His ideas were innovative and ahead of our time. The final objects he build were visually very attractive and strong in philosophy behind them. With them, he will participate in some important exhibitions throughout the world. He also helped us to build a website for our project.
Stefan made some experiments with designing different objects for different purposes. He learned how to use some important programs for designing. At the end he made his own small cinema, or how he calls it “The immersive digital book”. The visitors of the master room enjoyed it very much. He was even selling popcorns in front of this cinema, and he made some good cash.
The final result of the research of the group is that we made one particular object that was ready for the market. We made a deal with a big company and make tons of money with selling that object. We also started our own company. We have a great final presentation and everybody from all of the universities really likes our final results. Maybe it is the best project of all projects for this year. The designs and results from the project are an important part of our portfolios and we easily found very good jobs.
Impressions about so far progress
Suggestion for the working model for the project
Each one of us has its own interests and ideas about objects so we do individual research and consultations with the group. We make long and important constructive discussions and we make careful notes. We set a time period for this researches and at a certain point we must have conclusions and a concept and from which we can have one final product. An object, a prototype that can be ready for the market (my example otomatone). It would give us the important motivation because we will have something touchable that will show all of the efforts of our work, and it could be this “common ground” that we are looking for.