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Side View Mirror Project - IgniteCbus4

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This presentation is about an ongoing art project: The Side View Mirror Project. I take pictures of people in their side view mirrors while we are stopped in traffic. It's an exploration of human interaction. I gave this presentation at Ignite Columbus 4.

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Side View Mirror Project - IgniteCbus4

  1. 1. Erik  Dahl,  designer  &  anthropologist  @eadahl  www.sideviewmirrorproject.com  
  2. 2. So  why  am  I  talking  to  you  about  this  silly  art  project?  
  3. 3. InspiraAon  InspiraAon(s)  
  4. 4. origins    Early  exploraAons    
  5. 5. Looking  backwards  and  looking  within.  
  6. 6. Are  these  shared  experiences?  What  are  they  dhinking?   t oing?  
  7. 7. What  is  the  boundary  between  public/private?  
  8. 8. What  paIerns  are  emergent?  
  9. 9. 10  Lessons  learned…  or  how  this  applies  to  you.  
  10. 10. 1.   Just  start,  even  if  you  don’t  know     where  you  are  going  or  where  it  will  end.  
  11. 11. 2.   Make  it  fit  into  what     you  are  already  doing.  
  12. 12. 3.  Take  advantage  of  opportuniAes    
  13. 13. 4.   Ready-­‐to-­‐hand  vs.  Present-­‐at-­‐hand  
  14. 14. 5.   Its  all  about  the  people.  
  15. 15. 6.   Context  is  king.   He’s  a  police  officer.  
  16. 16. Dual  op  tripAc  7.  Human  emoAon  is  hugely  volaAle.  
  17. 17. 8.  People  will  live  with  horrible  experiences.  
  18. 18. 9.   PerspecAves  change  interpretaAons.  
  19. 19. 10.   Goals  &  expectaAons  change     how    we  perceive  new  experiences.  
  20. 20. …the  end.   Urban  cowgirl  www.sideviewmirrorproject.com  @eadahl  

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