Uni Blog 2018

Hello, so this is a little glimpse into the thoughts and things around my final major project from university (over a year ago). The aim of the blog was explore the topic of atmosphere and how objects within the home can influence it. Feels like a million years ago I started this but anyway, hope you enjoy 

Light vs Sound

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Whilst talking through another student's projects with the topic of sensory disabilities, one of there own insights was how “95% of the information we gain from around us is through light and sound.”  After discovering this, it sparked an idea for my one project. Instead of focussing on one medium to portray atmosphere (i.e. light)  why not use two: light and sound.  Why not use our two most heightened senses to portray atmosphere. 

it was at this point I thought of a project title “tools for translation ”, imagining a set of products which, in an abstract manner, would ‘trasnlate’ the emotional attachment held within. I was picturing it to mimic the attribute which doctors from the 1940’s, as the travelled from different people homes, but instead of diagnosing physical illness, it was discovering emotional values.

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Blair McIntosh