This is my second year working on a collection for Lunar Gala, Carnegie Mellon’s annual fashion show and its largest student-run event. Our line takes inspiration from the colors, geometry, and textures evocative of digital environments. By using a combination of minimal resort wear and accessories that connote digital interfaces and retro computer graphics, we’re exploring the relationship people might have with intimate forms of computing. We laser cut and etched neon acrylic to make the accessories for the models.
The collection focuses on the tensions between structure and gravity, light and form, and the manufactured world versus the natural world. We used growth forms, generative patterns, and plastic molding to develop a minimal aesthetic that communicates the inseparability of natural and artificial environments. I worked with Antonio Ono to design 8 looks for our clothing line for Lunar Gala 2013. Our line used thermal vacuuforming to create the angular pieces that are meant to evoke a feeling of wonder.
Online privacy is a source of concern for most people, who desire to separate their personal lives from their professional work lives. Lucid categories people into 3 categories: family, work and friends for you. This way, you can see which group of people can view which posts.
Lucid uses the metaphor of filters, which people will be familiar with due to photo-editing applications such as Instagram. Users will drag the color corresponding to the group of people, to see through that group's lens. Users can also drag 2 sets of filters, for example to see which posts are visible to both family and co-workers. The top timeline allows users to change the calendar month to change their view from spacial to temporal.
Axon is a kinetic sculpture that reflects users' stress by collecting EEG data through a headset, and then moves in response. How does our physiological state affect our psychological state? We experience stress relief by being able to see and understand our emotions, yet sometimes we are not even aware of our stress. Once we realise we are stressed, visualising our abstract negative emotions and anxieties removes their power over us. Axon is an exploration of the connection between one’s physiological state and psychological state in regards to stress manifestation.