One of the amazing things about the building at 240 Central Park South is its history, and throughout our focus groups and research of the building and its inhabitants we’ve been reminded of this. One bit in particular stood out to a few of us, author Antoine de [...]
So I’ve started prototyping the prayer mat, and I’ll be working on prototyping the actual kit later today with the help of some fantastic CNC geniuses here at ITP.
Further research and conversation with fellow Muslim designers has led to the discovery of Prayer Travel Mats:
There are [...]
The Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have a lot in common. So much in common it’s hard to study one without studying the others. Often theologians and academics interested in religion will study all three religions and their respective texts at the same time to understand their commonalities and difference.
To illustrate these commonalities [...]
So I’ve been working on developing the Salaat Bento Box idea a bit further, and the idea has evolved a bit. I met with a former ITP alumni, Noah Waxman as well as with some classmates to get input regarding materials with embedded magnets and fabricating these objects and that conversation got me [...]
Over 1 billion Muslims pray 5 times a day. They stop what they’re doing at the sound of the adhaan, a lyrical call to prayer and file into the streets and into the Mosques and point themselves towards Mecca and whisper the words of the Quran. Like any ritual, there are elements that have attached [...]
I’ve been wracking my brain as to what I should build for a final project and I’ve got a few ideas, but nothing I’m happy about just yet.
The first is a multipurpose device which was originally concepted as a intra building mesh network to allow tenants to give feedback and receive information to and [...]
Phil Groman and I got together to work on an assignment for Sensitive Buildings this afternoon. Together we followed the instructions of our class textbook, Building Wireless Sensor Networks. Using our collective 4 ZigBee’s, 2 Arduino’s and a smattering of sensors and resistors we built a network that could communicate wirelessly the pressure being [...]
The “Damn Lamp” was a lamp my friend Sarah Lowe made for her MFA thesis at San Jose State. The Lamp was a visualization of mortality of the plague in 1665 London. She would call it the “damn lamp” because of both its embodied data and the stress involved in producing and exhibiting [...]
This week all 16 of us are participating in two focus groups with tenants from 240 Central Park South to better understand what they are interested in as tenants.
As students, artists and interlopers we can only glimpse a slice of life at 240 CPS and to help us understand a bit more we [...]