Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Spray Painting Toys is Fun!




Next stop: GOLD PAINT!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New exhibits!


Our first two exhibits, all finished!

>The Dow Jones Industrial Infantry: visualizes the size of the thirty companies on the Dow Jones Industrial Index through platoons of little green army men. We also added the market capitalization (market value) of each company --- even with over 2,000,000 employees, Wal-Mart isn't worth as much as Microsoft.

>CEO Salary or Average Salary: visualizes the change in the ratio between CEO salaries and average salaries from 1965 to 2005, through champagne glasses and styrofoam cups. As you can see, things have changed significantly.

Monday, May 17, 2010



If nothing else, we've got a future in cruise-ship-party-planning. Next week: Ice sculptures.

Friday, May 14, 2010

American Inventions / Trophies




Just picked these up today, they'll be used in our exhibit of American Inventions. Each trophy will be topped with an influential object developed in the USA, painted gold of course.
Incredibly excited for this one. See you in 35 days!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

... Drill, Baby, Drill?

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

Bizarro Pat Robertson says: "This, Mr. Obama, is punishment for opening the eastern seaboard for oil exploration."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

AH-tennn-TION!

4th Regiment of the Dow Jones Industrial Infantry, you are Oscar Mike!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sometimes Dreams Do Come True

All signs point to exhibition space and funding, June 4th-28th. Brace yourself, world.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Scientific American: 2052

Imagining magazine covers from the future... what might we talk about, forty years from now?

The Founding Fathers

Monday, March 29, 2010

1:36 Scale Mock-up



or: Karl and Craig's Ultra-Fun Pretend Exhibit!

More prototypes!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Education Infographic

Foam core!






Ramping up for our proposal to exhibit in the Valade Gally at the brand new Taubman Center. We decided it would be helpful to build a good ol' foam core mock-up of the space so we can prove-out the experience; work out a sort of flow for the exhibit. Haven't this much fun all semester!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Watching:

full disclosure: I pirated this movie

Monday, March 15, 2010

Poll

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blog Wordcloud: 01.March

More Project Previews



Common Sense: Outline

OVERVIEW

Ingredients: equal parts art gallery exhibit, infographics, and sculpture. Blend with the American Dream. Serves 300,000,000.


In our exhibit, we plan to explore the history of our nation and the common goals and dreams we share. We also aim to examine the state of the union, the inequalities in our society and difficult choices we have to make. Finally, we will look into the future, preparing for the worst while expecting the best. The exhibit will be built with a mix of efficient and honest materials and found objects.


With the right blend of wonder and wisdom, we hope to encourage visitors to think beyond today’s polarized and cynical discussions and to consider civic values. We have no political agenda; we aim only to inspire discussion. A Pepsi Refresh grant would let us bring this vision to life. Please explore our concept sketches and website and help us transform information into knowledge.


GOALS

Encourage critical thought about American society

Share knowledge playfully

Inspire visitors to imagine a better nation


CHALLENGES

Blending optimism and realism: not so negative so as to discourage, not so positive so as to sugarcoat

Being fair: we want to ignite dialogue, not destruction

Avoiding the use of charts and graphs. Ewwww!

American Anthems Redux

Project Previews





Above are concept boards for a handful of the exhibits that we've been imagining. We tried to submit them to the Pepsi Refresh competition last night, but unfortunately, we were thwarted by a few internet hiccups. The search for funding continues!