Hi from Poland!
So this weeks blog is a little different and will consist of a reflection of the crit, some ideas for Easter and some references/ ideas I’ve seen in Warsaw.
Overall I felt the crit went quite well (but a lot better than the previous crit). Although, I think the speed and amount I spoke to explain my ideas didn’t get my proposal across that concisely so I’m going to work on that for the final crit! It was also nice to see where the rest of DS7 have gotten to with their proposals.
Over Easter I am hoping to continue with numerous drawings and ideas, most prominently:
– design development of proposal
– work through comments from crit and use matrix to ensure all required areas are in the portfolio
– work on drawings, such as server city etc. to take them out of a draft stage and into a more final style
– continue work on portfolio layout (discuss further on Tuesday)
References from Poland
A rather strange occur range happened today whilst out in Warsaw. I saw the cosmetics brand ‘Helena Rubinstein’ and a surreal link to my project jolted in my memory. Helena Rubinstein was a Polish cosmetics entrepreneur in the 1920s who was onboard the Berengaria when the stock market crash happened. She was travelling to New York to promote her cosmetics line, but closely watched the stock market. On the day of the crash she was already in the floating stock exchange and as the crash happened she gave the order to sell her stocks, but by the time the trade went through, she had lost around $1 million dollars! Clearly, she managed to recover after the crash and her cosmetics line lives on!
We visited the Museum of Technology at the Palace of Culture which was similar in ways to the City Reliquary in New York, but was a huge museum with different sections showing how technology of objects has developed over time. There was a huge range of objects, from cars to radios, but the computer and server room was most suited to my project. The server shows the internal workings of the machine and how it has changed into smaller, faster machines (pictures to come!)
Whilst at the Museum of Modern Art, the style of the building and interior had similarities to the server room idea of my project. The glass facade that surrounded the entire museum allowed you to view the inside from the outside, which reminded me of how the server room could look from the outside, especially at night.