As promised, here is the post about designing a postcard for my intended thesis event - a yoga session for able-bodied and disabled participants alike, with audio recordings of people reflecting on what their experience is like with the sensation of paralysis. Participants are expected to leave the event with a better understanding of their own bodies as a result of this visceral experience that is both within [the yoga itself, and the breathing associated with it] and without [the personal nature of the recordings]. For our second class of Design Delight, we were expected to come up with a postcard that informed people about the nature of the event.
Well, you'll notice that I did not end up posting everyday the way that I said I would in last week's post. The reason why? Well as it turns out, the powers that be at SVA PoD are trying out a new system where only two classes at a given time assign homework, which means we can spend more time on each assignment. Today's post is about one of those two assignments, for a class called Design Delight, taught by Emilie Baltz. In it, we are to reframe our thesis as an experience, evocative of a feeling or a set of feelings that represents our thesis. Our first assignment was to create a postcard for the thesis event, thereby beginning its exploration and development.