Discourse: Secondary Conversations through Twitter
A labor-intensive and tedious project for Anna Kunz's Color Strategies course. This project allowed me to examine the cultural relevance of Twitter while creating narratives through color, type, and environment. If you've got time to kill, view the virtual copy below and click through to full screen for the whole concept.
from the statement:
"As a digital form of ephemera, I’m interested in removing tweets from that rapid context and placing them a more permanent realm. This requires the dedication of considerable effort that far exceeds the energy exerted when that temporary thought was generated and published
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Colored stencils provide a literal frame of reference through which a viewer can interpret a saying based on their point of view. When holding the object, no two viewers will have the same experience; each will connect with the stencil and thought in a different way."
Each time I logged onto Twitter for a series of four days, I copied and pasted the first tweet listed in my personal feed into a waiting document. I then sifted through the results to select four that conveyed the variety, randomness, and attitude of an individual who uses Twitter on a semi-regular basis.
After designing the tweets digitally, I printed them and adhered them to a mid-weight cardboard for cutting. Once painted, the stencils were ready to interact with viewers in any environment.
Just as the intensity of a color differs on two different backgrounds, the interaction between the stencil and its varied surroundings affects the assumed meaning of the original idea.
22 page handbound softcover book, 8.5" x 11"