Making Connections

Design Problem 1

1. Create a poster for "Cell Phone Symphony," a performance by artist Golan Levin, featurong music composed via interaction among the audience's cell phones. Create a andom list of phone numbers (a dozen or so), which will be used to generate visual imagery for the poster,

2. Devise a system for turning the phone numbers into visual form. For example, the digits 0-9 could each be assigned a color, size, typeface, character, or degree of transparency. You can use style sheets, computer code, software, or manual processes to manipulate and implement your system. The goal of each poster is to suggest auditory experience as well as ideas of social and technological interaction.

3. Once you have established a system, experiment with changing the variables to achieve different results.

Ellen Lupton, faculty


Rules and Randomness