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


full disclosure: I pirated this movie

Monday, March 15, 2010


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another Preview

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blog Wordcloud: 01.March

More Project Previews

Common Sense: Outline


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.


Encourage critical thought about American society

Share knowledge playfully

Inspire visitors to imagine a better nation


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!