I started thinking about how the system project:Bubbles could tie in with the Utopian Island:Roosterville and how it would work out. The idea of a Utopia to me feels like a place where all needs are met and the world of worries is in the past, however with all that brings about a monotonous life. Thus I felt that Bubbles itself which pops spontaneously brings about the idea of being reborn through death. This idea is still in it’s infancy stage but just trying to start creating connections.
This was the first mind map I did for my System project : Bubbles. I was never a fan of mind maps and half way through I got distracted and went to making points by the side which was easier for me to view and understand. Through the mindmap I found a few common themes that would be of interest to me and the ones I knew I didn’t want to touch on. Philosophy, toys, science and culture were topics that I felt could be connected.
I did a second mind map this time by focusing on the themes of my interest. I’ve more to expand on but I’m shifting from paper to digital as the messiness of my mind map confuses me. However I know that the concept of Bubbles as a simple toy that entertains people of all ages, and yet holds such deep philosophical meanings is a contrast I would want to explore on. The contrast of the kind of emotion it gives as well, as a toy it provides happiness yet as a vanitas symbol it represents death and it’s coming which normally brings about sadness.