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Assignment 2 // Illustration Exercise

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Quote //

” I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.” Dr. Seuss

Concept //

Creating something completely abstract to emphasize on the notion of nonsense and experimentation that awakens the brain. It is kind of showing the brain as a closed entity that is filled with potential.

Material //

2x ¬†9″X12″ gray sketch paper

4x LED lights (2 blue, 2 white)

3x 3V coin batteris

Conductive thread

Conductive tape

Masking tape

Glue

Needle

Procedure //

I connected the LED to the conductive thread using conductive tape.

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I stitched the LED through the sketching paper2

I connected the thread to coin batteries in parallel. I covered the back of the sketching paper where the batteries and threads are with another sketching paper. I then folded and glued one pair of opposite edges together.

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ASSIGNMENT 1 // ARABIIA BY AYAH BDEIR

arabiia from ayah bdeir on Vimeo.

arabiiaStrip500pix

Designer/ engineer Ayah Bdeir decided to show the dual image of Arab women in the Us media in one of her projects at MIT. The combination of the strong concept of this project with the design choices makes it so powerful. The finishing appears to be perfect and does not compromise either of the messages that Bdeir was trying to communicate. I am curious to know more about the choice of fabric and the way the mechanism is handled because the transition looks smooth.