Liminal Lab: networked home - Living studio exhibition at the 2016 La Triennial di Milano.

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La Triennale di Milano is a world renown exhibition that showcases the best in art, design, architecture, fashion, film and communication. After a twenty year break, the Trienniale International Exhibition returned in 2016 in grand fashion. From April to September, the Triennale swept over various districts of the city of Milan, Italy, playing host to a multitude of exhibitions, talks and events.

Liminal Lab is a living studio exhibition and the brainchild of Haig Armen and Keith Doyle. We were invited by the Trienniale to inhabit an exhibition space at the New Craft pavilion. As the only living studio exhibition at the pavilion, my peers and I were given the task of researching and designing exhibits that explored how people, objects, places, nodes connect, and the liminality of such connections.

Networked Home was born from a two week intensive at Liminal Lab for La Trienniale di Milano. The base of my project began from an interest in what platforms media outlets utilize today to reach billions across the globe. Platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook supersede more traditional methods of dissemination, working faster and having a larger reach. At the same time, these platforms have changed how the public responds to news, having given rise to a generation of apathetic scrollers.

The scope of my research was twofold, the first looked at how to break apart the composition of imagery, in this case an Instagram photo, and re-present it. Bolder, more visually appealing, able to have a lasting impression. These were the elements I wanted to evoke, in order to draw attention to the same old information. Using Processing, I coded a simple algorithm that took in photos from Instagram, analyzed their colour values, and then redrew them based on each photos colour dispersion.

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Networked Home was born from a two week intensive at Liminal Lab for La Trienniale di Milano. The base of my project began from an interest in what platforms media outlets utilize today to reach billions across the globe. Platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook supersede more traditional methods of dissemination, working faster and having a larger reach. At the same time, these platforms have changed how the public responds to news, having given rise to a generation of apathetic scrollers.

The scope of my research was twofold, the first looked at how to break apart the composition of imagery, in this case an Instagram photo, and re-present it. Bolder, more visually appealing, able to have a lasting impression. These were the elements I wanted to evoke, in order to draw attention to the same old information. Using Processing, I coded a simple algorithm that took in photos from Instagram, analyzed their colour values, and then redrew them based on each photos colour dispersion.

 

More coming soon.