Dan Collier, Typographic Links, a hand-sewn book which maps interesting connections throughout the world of typography with red threads used as three-dimensional 'hyperlinks' to guide the reader through the pages
Although somewhat difficult to tell in this video, but this scanimation works incredibly well as the handset wobbles from side to side as if it is ringing. This was my first test of this technique and I would like to test other ideas with it further.
Artefact spread - Rationale. Now the artifact is bound, I can reflect on how all the elements work together as a whole. The idea to highlight certain key words with translations has been a real turning point in the development of the artifact which led to the inclusion of the red page. This dynamic feature of hiding words forces the user to interact with the book more and makes them think about language rather than simply read it.
-*-*-*-*-*-WATCH THE VIDEO-*-*-*-*-*-* Here the rotating piece can be seen in action. The really interesting point to me is when the brain percieves the image as no longer an arrangement of dots but recognises it as an eye. This idea of optical lies and trickery is an area I will investigate into next, firstly through research and then my own development.
-----------WATCH THE VIDEO------------ This video gives an idea of how the sculptural piece works in the flesh when the user can move around it and align the cubes within their sight. Overall I feel this has been a very successful test of the sculptural construction method and the outcome works well. For now I feel I have exhausted the possibilities of working with cubes and need to move on to testing other ways of working and see what they can offer.
Further colour testing to find a more suitable olive palette. The most succesful test so far is the dark green and light green in the bottom right. The dark green is much more resemblant of olives and the pale green/yellow represents the colour of the oil well. I will use these colours from now on in further developments.
(Image is there) When testing with the lowered opacity red text, I came up with the idea of using a red tracing paper or vellum to perhaps hide the red text. This would physically involve the reader more getting them to turn the page to read the text underneath, making them think about the language that they are reading in rather than just quickly skimming through the content.