engrained
     Conway Liao
  Thesis Studio One
   Cynthia Lawson
  1 September 2009
why “engrained”?

• to firmly fix or establish a habit,
  belief, or attitude in a person.

• adding grain or texture to
  s...
what are the
 effects of
homogeneity.
happy or crazy?
over-
consumption.
concept
• create and maintain environmental
  awareness through personalized art.

 • interactive installation.
 • generat...
why wood and
      trees?
• a tribute to everything analogue,
  retro.

• spiritual (greek, scottish, japanese).
 • scotla...
why wood and
      trees?
• metaphorical.
 • imperfect.
 • unique.
• a tribute to my heritage.
tree rings.
• dendrochronology.
 • scientific way of dating by analyzing
    tree rings.

  • one of the most accurate ways...
woodblock print.
• oldest form of printing.
 • 200 AD in china.
• imperfect printing method.
 • adds to the uniqueness of ...
precedents.
susu - gustavo
    garcia
dna portrait - dna
       11
nikeid - nike
relief prints - bryan nash
             gill
relief prints - bryan nash
             gill
prototypes.
domains: mapping,
  environment,
 personalization,
 communication.
questions?
•   does the physicality of an object create a sense of
    ownership?

•   how does personalization create a s...
but wait... i have
 another idea.
goodbye. stay
     cozy.
http://engrained.minimalcozy.com
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    1. 1. engrained Conway Liao Thesis Studio One Cynthia Lawson 1 September 2009
    2. 2. why “engrained”? • to firmly fix or establish a habit, belief, or attitude in a person. • adding grain or texture to something. wood grain.
    3. 3. what are the effects of
    4. 4. homogeneity.
    5. 5. happy or crazy?
    6. 6. over- consumption.
    7. 7. concept • create and maintain environmental awareness through personalized art. • interactive installation. • generates customized art. • visualize environmental data (carbon footprint, co2 levels, etc.) • utilizes elements of wood.
    8. 8. why wood and trees? • a tribute to everything analogue, retro. • spiritual (greek, scottish, japanese). • scotland - helped children find their way home. • japan - foresters made offerings to “kodama” before cutting down
    9. 9. why wood and trees? • metaphorical. • imperfect. • unique. • a tribute to my heritage.
    10. 10. tree rings. • dendrochronology. • scientific way of dating by analyzing tree rings. • one of the most accurate ways of dating an object. • organic, naturally basic form of data visualization (communication). • circular - full circle (karma).
    11. 11. woodblock print. • oldest form of printing. • 200 AD in china. • imperfect printing method. • adds to the uniqueness of each piece. • metaphor - ones actions affects others that. • evolves.
    12. 12. precedents.
    13. 13. susu - gustavo garcia
    14. 14. dna portrait - dna 11
    15. 15. nikeid - nike
    16. 16. relief prints - bryan nash gill
    17. 17. relief prints - bryan nash gill
    18. 18. prototypes.
    19. 19. domains: mapping, environment, personalization, communication.
    20. 20. questions? • does the physicality of an object create a sense of ownership? • how does personalization create a sense of ownership? • does the transparency of a product’s manufacturing/ development process generate an increased sense of value? • does globalization fuel homogeneity? • what negative impacts does globalization have towards the environment? • how can art be leveraged to create an individual view of your environment?
    21. 21. but wait... i have another idea.
    22. 22. goodbye. stay cozy. http://engrained.minimalcozy.com

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