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Caged Rage

project length. 3 days

learning level. 3rd year

my contributions. deconstructing literature | abstracting elements | design concept | creating the narrative | graphic layout

SYNOPSIS

​The goal of the Charrette is to collaborate with peers of various learning levels and skills in order to depict a creative solution to an extraordinary circumstance.

This Charette was focused on the poem ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou. The prompt asked us to create a mindmap, or a visual depiction of the space the mind envisions when experiencing abstract ideas.

​In Maya Angelou’s poem, the caged bird is representative of the oppressed man. As such, the mindmap is an abstracted airport in which no freedom can ever be grasped. The ‘grave of dreams’ filled with windows caged in mullions neglects the visitor of any view of the outside world. Though faint shadows of planes dance across the windows and screens with departures and arrivals decorate the halls, flights never enter the gate. At every turn, inhabitants are given a glance of freedom only to realize on closer inspection that everything within the space proves bare, speaking to the fact that the caged bird knows not of freedom.

FINAL PRODUCT

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Fervent Felines

project length. 3 days

learning level. 4th year

my contributions. concept development | creating the narrative| revit modeling| rendering | graphic layout

SYNOPSIS

​The goal of the Charrette is to collaborate with peers of various learning levels and skills in order to depict a creative solution to an extraordinary circumstance.

This Charette focused on an underground society serving the Florida State University population. The hypothetical society needed to reside on the FSU campus though its existence and entrance could be fictional. 
 

The campus cats have captured the curiosity of Florida State students for decades. Though these furry felines may pose as a coincidental anomaly, in reality, they serve as the gatekeepers to the university’s most elite secret society. It all began when FSU professor, Owen Mundy recognized a lack of internet privacy in his personal life. His efforts to call attention to the greater cybersecurity issue led to not only the creation of the public website ‘I Know Where Your Cat Lives,’ but also the secret Society of the Clandestine Conservators. While the website serves as a light-hearted example of the lengths companies and individuals can achieve to retrieve geographically accurate data from posted images, the secret society of Clandestine Conservators serves the student body with the sole purpose of protecting the most private aspects of their internet presence.

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