Module 1: Media, Making, and Identity

Summary, reflection

Artists: SAMBYPEN, Keith Haring, Glenn Brown, Frida Kahlo
Groupmates: Leah Walko, Arden Wolf

In an episode of Tic Talk by Crush, he mentions how much more easily he’s able to explain his music when chatting with friends rather than hosts (in interviews). This level of comfort helps him better process his thoughts and reveal further details. Similarly, design is a social practice. Inspiration can be found through dialogue (especially with those in different realms of work).

How do ideas travel? From makers to curators, they’re passed on, absorbed and cherished. Carnival is a digital space for exploration and participation in the unseen network of creativity.

Autographic visualization / Generative music

Initial research + concept

For this project, I was interested in the sky and and its invisible trace of sound. Although the sky is generally a visual experience, I wanted to experiment with ways it might become audial as well.


To begin, I crowdsourced images of the sky. …

Branded experience

Initial research

Historical Perspective and Background
“For the past 30 years, we’ve been a company with strong beliefs about the rights of people and planet.” As a result, all products are plant-based, renewable and sustainable.

Design process


“Your challenge is to visualize an ephemeral phenomenon in the complex system of the city of Pittsburgh.


An interface where people can input demographic and music preference information to see how their profiles relate to other Pittsburghers’. Basically, relationships between people in Pittsburgh through music…

Full process

Amber Lee

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