Moving on from week 2
From page 123 of the reading “The Beautiful And The Nice” by philosopher, Vilém Flusser,
Every scientist is also an artist and a politician, every politician is also a scientist and an artist, and every artist is also a scientist and a politician.
I mean like…really? Are scientist, artist and politician all alike? This absolute statement seems Read more →
Day-to-Day Data by George Perec
After our discussion, we picked out a few opposite adjectives from the reading to produce a sketch model for the proposal of an installation in NTU.
The opposite adjectives are: organisation vs chaos, mundane vs abnormal, cause vs effect, hidden vs noticeable.
We did some research work on existing designs and art works to inspire us in the Read more →
The article ” The Infra-Ordinary ” by Georges Perec raised many questions on the ordinary and mundane things that happen almost everywhere everyday. We are so familiar with them that we stop noticing. Perec encouraged people to ask questions about daily things and challenge the ordinary. It’s only when we think about it that we realize how little we actually know and Read more →
Early mornings are one time of the day we are familiar with as students of ADM (not because we wake up early; rather, we find ourselves staying awake until ridiculous hours). As Jeremy and I live in halls on campus, we often walk back to our rooms at these hours.
One interesting point we noticed about NTU is that Read more →
Inspired by Georges Perec article on the infra-ordinary, we tried to seek out the banal and the forgotten on campus. Both Darren and I were inspired by the abundant flora and fauna on campus which surprising become most noticeable at dawn and dusk.
Hearing the bird chirping in the morning made us think about what Read more →
Week 02 – “The Infra-Ordinary at North Halls”
GROUP 7: Weng Yayu & Lau Yi Wen
Reading the article The Infra-Ordinary led us to ponder on the every day happenings at NTU. What is something infra-ordinary about the time spent in NTU, something that is neither ordinary nor extraordinary?
Since none of us have lived in the school residential Read more →
Initial Brainstorm Fiona x Shanelle
Analysis of Day by Day Data – George Perec
Some of the points we got from the essay
How we only noticed something that stands out or is unknown to us, disregarding things that are known. How can we start unknowing the knowns and start questioning each of them?
How do we bring attention to things that we Read more →
” SMELL. “
Heng Tong x Hong Sheng
As we went through the thought-provoking reading ‘The Infra-Ordinary’ by Georges Perec, one paragraph really resonated between Hong Sheng and me, of which is:
” To question the habitual. But that’s just it, we’re habituated to it. We don’t question it, it doesn’t question us, it doesn’t seem Read more →
From the reading of Georges Perec’s “Day to Day Data”, we came up with a concept of how we see NTU; our experience being in NTU etc.
We use the shape of NTU as the boundary of our piece. NTU is known as an isolated space, an island, on its own. Our goal is to emphasize on this idea of Read more →
What we understood from this reading was that he wants us to divert our attention from things or situations we find ‘abnormal’, which is what we usually miss out because they’ve become so familiar that we don’t see them as inspirations, and also to appreciate and be aware of the mundane.
Therefore we would like to focus on the shuttle bus Read more →