Why Being Against Isn't So Bad
After reading the article The Time for Being Against by Richard Poyner, James Meeks,
Wing R. Fok and I collaborated and created a presentation about criticism as a contemporary design issue.
Here is an outline of our slide presentation along with explanations. Click the image, and then use
the left and right arrow keys to flip through.
Here is a video of our actual installation, along with the audio that you would hear in the headphones.
This is an installation of our presentation of criticism and the discussion that ensued. The face
represents you as the viewer and your ability to give criticism. The black “tape” over the mouth
represents the choice not to give criticism. The typography on the “tape” is a summary of the key
points to keep in mind about giving or receiving criticism. The hanging tags are examples of criticisms.
Criticisms of any nature are another way to see through others' perspectives. The additional falling
bubbles represents the idea that we all have different lives and experiences that we can call it the
"bubble" we each live in. When you choose to accept others perspectives as valid, you can expand
your "bubble" meaning more freedom, creativity, perceptions and overall greater experiences in life.
In the end, despite criticisms, you alone choose in which direction your bubble goes.