Essays

Take Your Time.

 
 
Designer's Statement . . . Overview of this body of work


01 Written in April 2004 as a preface for the printed thesis and to summarize the projects and research. Start here.


A Walk to School . . . Introduction to printed thesis


02 Walking from home to the department is representative of my process for making work. Moving at a slower, but continuous rate, leads to observation and thinking not possible with any other mode of transportation.


The Traffic Signal . . . Two-minute oral presentation


03 As a class, we were asked to each choose an object to study for one semester. I chose a traffic signal—knowing that its qualitative and quantitative properties would lead to interesting projects. The semester began here with this two-minute oral presentation.


Pause: Productive Inactivity . . . Eight-minute oral presentation


04 Pauses are breaks in flow. They may only last for an instant, but they provide respites from the hurried pace of society. The following essay on pauses was delivered to the faculty and students on Oct. 20, 2003 on this topic. (Walker Evans photograph)


Black and White, then, Color . . . Essay and timeline created for the book Multi-purpose.


05 When we track man’s great inventions, we see that they are normally made first in black and white, then, years later, in color. Fax machines started in black and white, as did computer monitors, telephone exteriors, and the list goes on. The essay and timeline appear in a joint publication on color by the 2004 class.


Clocking Event Time . . . Project proposal for a clock made of train images


06 When we track man’s great inventions, we see that they are normally made first in black and white, then, years later, in color. Fax machines started in black and white, as did computer monitors, telephone exteriors, and the list goes on. The essay and timeline appear in a joint publication on color by the 2004 class.

Master's Thesis,
Yale University
. . .