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[F&V] Kokopelli: Pleasant and Unpleasant Sound Fabrics


Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - 08:12:07 pm

@ Francesca

Ying Hui and I are working together for this Kokopelli’s Sound Shaper project,. Our first task is to select a pleasant and unpleasant sound, then construct a sound fabric from each of them. After deciding on the sounds, Ying Hui and I proceeded to ideate individually first before combining both our visions together in the final sound fabric.

Pleasant Read more →


[F&V] Kokopelli: Face the Research


Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 - 10:13:04 pm

@ Francesca

Significance of the Face

The lucky body part that I managed to draw from the Pandora’s Box is… the face! The face is a unique and complicated part of the body. It is not merely another part of the body, but it plays huge roles in shaping us into the person we are and also how we communicate with Read more →

HaHa, Great facial research going on there! :) Looking forward to see how your "Sound Fabric" (which I assume you're still working on) can adapt to some of these movements.. instead of working on the entire face all at once, you might want to focus on the upper portion (forehead) or middle portion (cheek) or lower portion (jaw)

A fertility deity (updated)


Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 - 03:09:42 pm

@ castrochronicles

Content 1. Frog hearing versus human hearing 2. Chosen human body part and its movements 3. Two sound and sound fabric analysis 4. Kokopelli's "first fabric" incorporated with human movement and sound 5. Sound lexicon

Researching on how frogs and humans hear, I realised that there is a great deal of similarities on how both auditory system function. Represented by Read more →

Is what's created above pairwork? I'm not quite sure I can relate the brown paper to the lift sound. See if you are able to draw out the cuts and folds you've created on the paper in Plan (like in origami diagrams) also do more research on Range of Motion (RoM) for "eye anatomy" and the other body part you were given. Thanks! Btw, Haha great storyline, if you saw a link with MA's city, it was unintentional... but yes, why not? good opportunity for Koko to make a guest appearance.:)

Pandora Revisited: Process/Drawings


Monday, Feb 12, 2018 - 02:12:34 am

@ dion

Revisiting the Pandora’s Box, the three keywords that I received to put together in a module were: Pack, Extrude and Skew. In this post you will find the process of the making of the final ice tray using repeated moulds of the same module.


Module 1:

Isometric view:

In this module, all three keywords were explored within one singular module.

Module 2:

Isometric view:

Here, Read more →

Categories: Pandora Revisited
Great work with the Isometric drawings Dion! :) I think it would enhance the visualization even more if you had included some extrusion hash lines to show how the individual modules slot one into the other. Do include a set of Plans, Sections and Elevations as well for your final ice-tray and draw these to scale. I think the roughly-textured plaster modules (did you show me these?) cast from your latex mold could have been used to cast the silicon mold too, as the "rough texture" makes an interesting finish as well. Looking forward to seeing your ice! :)

Hi Cheryl, thanks for the feedback! I will update my drawings accordingly. I actually did show you the plaster mould during class as well, I was just worried that the texture might have been considered bad craftsmanship of some sort haha. 

I forgot to collect my silicon mould before coming home for the new year so I’ll try to get the ice up as soon as possible. :( 

Happy CNY!!

Hi Cheryl, I'm not sure if you've seen my updated post so just tagging you here in case :)

Yes Dion... I’ve finally seen your updated ice-modules... Yay turned out great! Excellent job with the isometric drawings & the various configurations for packing the ice modules! :) Btw, Have you already done the final PDF layout including the 3 Operative Verbs and showcasing the Final ice module?
Thank you Cheryl! No I haven't been able to put together the final PDF layout, but I'm planning to do it soon as well as update my pair's Kokopelli PDF as we have more technical drawings to include!

Pandora Revisited

Ying Hui

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - 11:59:04 pm

@ huibuhui

Stack     Offset     Split

Prototype 1:

Prototype 2:

Prototype 3 (Final):

Silicon Cast:

The silicon cast did not come out to well in my opinion. My clay modules had a convex surface thus the silicon leaked under. I did try to cover it up with the hot glue gun but it did not work. But that was an easy fix. Read more →

Categories: Pandora Revisited
A lot of hard work put in there Yinghui! :) Great job with the drawings too. However, the rather sporadic layout makes it rather difficult to appreciate all the effort put in... perhaps you could relook at this for your next post? Think D, SD and SO when composing your page so that the focus is on the right elements. AT the moment it feels like a bunch of 'scattered SOs' in space. DO also try to resolve the issue with the ice-removal from the silicon mold and perhaps have another go at the ice-making? Thanks.

FV - Pandora Revisited: Technical Drawings

Naomi Wee

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - 11:55:54 pm

@ NaOMi


Categories: Pandora Revisited
Ok, I am finally able to view your post. Great job with the Orthogonal drawings, especially the sections!:) Can you add in the x-y-z axes in your Isometric drawing and check that you have aligned the plan 30-120-30 degrees to the picture plane? The angles do not look quite right from what is shown here. Please include process documentation of your earlier modules as well as technical drawings and the ice-making process for your 'foam module' & update me on the silicon mold of your 'hexagonal module'. Thanks.
Naomi, Great job with the Isometric drawings for your backup Foam Module! Do compile a Final PDF Layout for this assignment showing the final 4-6 ice-module configuration, 3 Operative Verbs, full set of Technical drawings (Plans, Sections, Elevations & Isometric drawings)...and remember to include your ice-making images! Thanks!

Project 001 : Pandora Revisited

Jingyi Chen

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - 11:07:43 pm

@ hantallie

Started the sem off by revisiting sem one project, “Pandora”. Although it’s called “Pandora Revisited”, I feel like it is more like the MA as we need to create modules. The chosen words are twist, bend, interlock.

Twist: form into a bent, curling, or distorted shape. Bend: shape or force (something straight) into a curve or angle. Interlock: (of two or more things) engage with each Read more →

Categories: Pandora Revisited
Tags: 3d | research
Clear and Meticulous process documentation as well as Fantastic job with the ice-making Jingyi! Wow 16 modules! :) Very clever use of the Isometric graph paper too! Do tell the class where you sourced it! It helps ALOT when doing the isometric drawings does it not? Do try to think about line-weight though when doing your drawings ( thicker/ bolder lines for what appears nearer ) so that we can get a better sense of depth when looking at the isometric drawings for your final ice-tray. Thanks. :)

[F&V] Pandora Revisited: Silicone Ice Tray


Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - 10:46:26 pm

@ Francesca

After selecting one out of the three modules to work with, it’s time to get on to the fun part – making the silicone mould! Therefore, this post is dedicated to the technical drawings of my ideal ice tray and the process of making it.

To recap, my key words are fracture, reflect and array.

Individual Module

Technical Read more →

Categories: Pandora Revisited
Clear and meticulous process documentation and Hurray! for the successful ice modules!:) However, we need to relook at your Elevation drawing, there should not be any sense of depth in your Orthogonal drawings, at the moment it looks more like a perspective drawing. In addition, it would be fantastic if you could you cast your set of 3 modules twice so that you can photograph your array of 6 modules as originally intended (Arrangement 2). Thanks.
Hi Cheryl, I've updated my drawings for the ideal ice tray! But I'm still having trouble with the isometric one because the arrangement is in a circle...

Pandora Revisited

Minjee Cheon

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - 10:45:18 pm

@ Minjee

Pandora Revisited was one long journey. So this post is organized into the following.

⚡️Flash Overview⚡️ 1. The 3 magic words 2. Initial modules 3. Chosen module 4. Latex process 5. Problems & solutions 6. Ideal ice tray 7. Actual ice tray 8. Ice making process 9. Ice configuration 10. Looking back

1. The 3 Magic Words

These are the Read more →

Categories: Pandora Revisited
Tags: clay | foam | pandora
Great Minjee that the silicon mold for Module 3 worked out!:) Hope your Hangul-inspired ice-tray (Module 2) will turn out well too. Good attempt with the orthogonal drawings (Plans and Elevations) as well as the Isometric paraline drawings.:) Do include Sectional drawings for your various modules as these would have helped you in thinking about how to orientate your plaster modules and how to remove them from the silicon mold, as well as how to eventually release the ice modules. You might need to cut your silicon mold into two halves to make it easier to release the ice.(Ask Joel for advice on this, as he succeeded in making ice out of 2 half-molds) Remember to also do a set of drawings (Plans, Sections, Elevations Isometric) to demonstrate the arrangement of the 4-6 modules that make up your ideal ice-tray.Thanks. By the way, my name is Cheryl (not Shirley) :P
Great diagrams Min Jee... but how has the actual ice-making turned out?

Form & Visualization | Project 1 : Pandora Visited Gallery

Jia Yi

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 - 09:13:18 pm

@ Dribs and drabs

pandora visted gallery 

As we ushered in the new semester, we were pleasantly greeted by the reappearance of the Pandora Box. For this particular project, we were tasked to create modules based on the words drawn from the Pandora Box. The words drawn were – BendArrayPinch.

Definition of the drawn words

Bend |  Apply force onto a straight Read more →

Categories: Pandora Revisited
Based on what you've written, sounds like the press-in silicon mold method might have been a better choice for casting replicas of your original module. Btw, how has your silicon mold turned out? Hope you managed to resolve sealing of the module tips that are protruding out. The simple solution to that is building the surrounding walls higher than your modules to enable the silicon to completely submerge them. Moving forward, do include a set of Orthogonal (Plans, Sections and Elevation) and Isometric drawings for the final ice-tray as well as update the ice-making process before next Friday's class. Thanks
Beautifully arranged & photographed! :) Am glad your ice-making turned out well.
Comments on Technical Drawings: It's good that you've illustrated how the 3 operative verbs have resulted in the form of your final module. Aside from Plans, do include Elevations and Sections and especially Isometric drawing of your 4-module configuration in the final PDF layout for your ice-module.