Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sierra Sorensen, Project 3

Project 3: Interactive website

For my third project, I am thinking of having a site that uses interactivity with food. I love cooking, and I am vegan, so I think I will incorporate that into the site. I would have a list of ingredients that are cheap and available in most areas. These could be thought of by me, or submitted by anyone. Then I will use a random generator to generate 3 ingredients and use those choices to come up with recipes (kind of like Iron Chef) and post the recipe and photos on the site once a week. I think it would be fun to have people comment on the photos and recipes, and leave their opinions on the recipe if they tried it. I also think it would be fun for people to submit ideas on replacements for meat recipes, like turning Chicken Parmesan into Eggplant or Tofu Parmesan.

Site Design draft 1:

Shanley Melessa, project 3

Kitschscape Project:

Home Page:
Contribute Page:
Upload Page:Gallery Page:

As human beings we think it is our job to control everything around us including the landscape. I find it interesting that indeed the opposite is true. The landscape controls us. It dictates how we dress, what recreational activities we are involved in, where we live, etc. I think it’s interesting that everyone can relate to each other when it comes to landscape. Beautiful landscape pictures are the most overused cliché kind of photography there is, but the reason they are cliché is because people like these and we begin to see them over and over again. These landscape photos appeal to the masses and this interests me. For this project I want to organize the landscape digitally. I will do this by making a world out of small landscape photos. These will be collaborative photos from flickr. People will be able to have their work shown a long with having their stamp on the world conceptually as well as physically. It will also allow people to show their work, collaborate with other artists, build a fictitious romanticized landscape, and look at some great photography.

Mood board


Wire frame

Katie Poloni-Project 3

Sheesh I'm having a hard time coming up with something for this project. But here is my idea:

I've always been fascinated by the mail. I think it's so interesting you can stick a sticker, add some text and it can land in the hands of someone across the world. So I want to do something that involves that. When I was younger I LOVED this book:

Anyone else read it? Anyways, I remember it had a little section about fun facts about the post office and what you could send through the mail and gave some funny ideas of what you could do.

SO. My first thought was to do something like that. Have a website that people can have a quick tutorial about what is needed to send something through the mail, and then have a way that they can upload their picture of the crazy thing they sent through the mail (example: a coconut), how much it cost to send, where they sent it to, and a place for delivery success. It'd be a way to test the limits of the post office, be creative, and be able to share it with others.