week 3a

We meet tomorrow (Wednesday 7 February) in the Design Seminar room, H-309.
We will be joined there at 9:30 am by David Buckley Borden, with whom we will discuss his work as an interdisciplinary artist and designer
Using an accessible combination of art and design, David promotes a shared environmental awareness and heightened cultural value of ecology. David’s place-based projects highlight both pressing environmental issues and everyday phenomena. Informed by research and community outreach, David’s work manifests in a variety of forms, ranging from site-specific landscape installations in the woods to data-driven cartography in the gallery.
from his website.

David Buckley Borden and Aaron M. Ellison (Senior Ecologist, Harvard Forest), will speak in H-201 at 11:30 am today, on their work at Harvard Forest — Hemlock Forest, Landscape Ecology, Art and Design.

Fast Forward Futures, installation at Harvard Forest, 4x4x26 feet, wood, acrylic paint, and assorted hardware, 2017. Collaborators: David Buckley Borden, Jack Byers, Dr. Aaron Ellison, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, and Salua Rivero.
“Fast Forward Futures,” installation at Harvard Forest, 4 x 8 x 26 feet, wood, acrylic paint, and assorted hardware, 2017. Collaborators: David Buckley Borden, Jack Byers, Dr. Aaron Ellison, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, and Salua Rivero.
source : Hemlock Hospice

Before David arrives, we will review our thoughts on Ulrich’s chapter 3 — Design Problem Definition — and, if time permits, give a collective thought to what we learned about emblems and emblematics on Monday.

To reiterate, we will create three emblems based on materials found in a single copy of The New York Times Magazine. These three emblems, each using the three-part (A-B-C) structure of motto, (allegorical) image and explication and/or other text providing closure. The basic algebra is that A + B + C = not D, but some quantity greater than the sum of those parts.