Father and Mother consists of two paintings, a painting of my father’s left eye and and a painting of my mother’s right eye.
This portfolio summarizes what I have done for Yes Logo.
Yellow Brick Road
Straight Lines is a photography project that aims to simplify the structures and the shadows of the structures at New York University Abu Dhabi into simple straight lines. Sometimes playing with the relationship between lights and shadows, sometimes playing with the structural elements themselves, this project takes its audience to a unique and near fantastical journey to the campus of New York University Abu Dhabi. Part of the project is abstract and even unrealistic, which leads its audience to think and imagine, while the other part of the project brings a whole new perspective to some common and almost trivial structures, inviting its audience to appreciate them.
Dark and Light is a sculpture that consists of two booths. Each booth has a door with a black curtain. The booth whose door is facing the entrance of the building has three buttons, which are colored red, green and blue, on the upper part of the wall and a speaker on the lower part of the wall and it also has a circular opening on top, which is lit by strong spotlight. The other booth, whose door is facing the wall, the opposite direction as the one mentioned earlier, has a LED on the upper part of the wall and it does not have an opening so as to be dark.
The viewers can truly interact with the sculpture by entering the booths. When a button is pressed, a short piece of music is played and the color of the led changes to the corresponding color.
Here are the four pictures of mine that are exhibited at December Showcase at NYU Abu Dhabi. They are part of my final project, Straight Lines.
These are photos from December Showcase at NYU Abu Dhabi. This showcase summarizes what we have been doing in Yes Logo.
As this semester reaches its end, my stay here at NYU Abu Dhabi is also coming to an end. This post is my final blog post for Yes Logo, so I would like to share some of my thoughts on this course.
Looking back to the beginning of the semester, I think I chose this course because I wanted to learn how to design a logo in depth after taking Intro to Design at NYU Steinhardt. At the same time, since what I learned in Intro to Design was mostly about typography, I had planned to explore designs that are more graphical, which I actually did, as we were designing the vision concept for Emirates Society for Nature and the logo for 45 years of diplomatic relation between Italy and UAE. Continue reading “Blog Post 7: Final Reflection”
The left ear painting.
Robot Artist: A robot that draws
My project is to build a robot artist that draws with a human drawing instrument on a flat surface it sits on. The chassis of the robot will be circular shape and it will be made with either a laser cutter or a 3D printer. The robot will have four omni wheels so as to be able to move to all directions, which is perfect for drawing. However, my experience tells me it is very hard to make the movement accurate with four omni wheels, which is an issue I need to do more research on. There will be a drawing instrument holder at the center of the robot, the height of which will be controlled by a motor so that the drawing instrument can be lift up and put down. The robot will also have at least four ultrasonic sensors to detect the distances from each side to the wall. Ideally, the robot will be put inside of rectangular space with a wall on each side so that the robot can navigate itself based on its distance to each side. If the robot is put to an open space, or non-rectangular space, it may estimate its position with the turnings of each wheel, which might not be very accurate. Continue reading “Interactive Media Arts Capstone Proposal”