Author Archives: Sofia Syjuco

About Sofia Syjuco

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Change: Diplomacy LARP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95kNOegj_ZE&feature=youtu.be For my Change project, I organized an experimental LARP with members of CMU Roleplaying Games association. The purpose of the LARP was to try and understand better the barriers to communication, and how we communicate as people. The participants were told

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Change: Diplomacy LARP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95kNOegj_ZE&feature=youtu.be For my Change project, I organized an experimental LARP with members of CMU Roleplaying Games association. The purpose of the LARP was to try and understand better the barriers to communication, and how we communicate as people. The participants were told

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Change Proposal/ References

Where Online, on the Wyrmrest Accord server of World of Warcraft. When Weekday and weeknight evenings. What I will create a roleplay character on WoW and infiltrate a notoriously racist, elitist, and misogynistic guild on my server. I will then

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Change Proposal/ References

Where Online, on the Wyrmrest Accord server of World of Warcraft. When Weekday and weeknight evenings. What I will create a roleplay character on WoW and infiltrate a notoriously racist, elitist, and misogynistic guild on my server. I will then

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Mend

For my Participation project, I decided to “mend” some relationships with people who had once been important to me, but I had become distant with. I hadn’t had a meaningful conversation with these people in months, and our relationships had

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Mend

For my Participation project, I decided to “mend” some relationships with people who had once been important to me, but I had become distant with. I hadn’t had a meaningful conversation with these people in months, and our relationships had

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Participation Proposal

Where In the living space of each participant. When In time blocks that are suitable for both them and me to visit. What I will bring sewing supplies (and maybe food?) to their home. Once there, I will mend an

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Participation Proposal

Where In the living space of each participant. When In time blocks that are suitable for both them and me to visit. What I will bring sewing supplies (and maybe food?) to their home. Once there, I will mend an

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Participation Contextual Analysis

Friends I Have Distanced Myself From: Physical: Same age group: 19-21 years of age Different races Different genders Live around campus Go to Carnegie Mellon University Most are Sophomores Most lived in Morewood E-Tower last year College student mentality Mostly

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Participation Contextual Analysis

Friends I Have Distanced Myself From: Physical: Same age group: 19-21 years of age Different races Different genders Live around campus Go to Carnegie Mellon University Most are Sophomores Most lived in Morewood E-Tower last year College student mentality Mostly

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Participation References

Felix Gonzalez-Torres “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.), 1991 Both a sculpture and a participatory piece, “Untitled” consists of a pile of individually wrapped candies that viewers are encouraged to take, mirroring how Gonzalez-Torres’ late partner, Ross Laycock, wasted away

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Participation References

Felix Gonzalez-Torres “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.), 1991 Both a sculpture and a participatory piece, “Untitled” consists of a pile of individually wrapped candies that viewers are encouraged to take, mirroring how Gonzalez-Torres’ late partner, Ross Laycock, wasted away

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Place Project – Craig Museum

  Drawing inspiration from museum labels, I created small labels for specific places in Craig street – lending them a semblance of legitimacy as “art objects.” All of the labels are placed either at eye-level, or near an object that

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Place Project – Craig Museum

  Drawing inspiration from museum labels, I created small labels for specific places in Craig street – lending them a semblance of legitimacy as “art objects.” All of the labels are placed either at eye-level, or near an object that

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Place Proposal

Update: There’s a certain tone shared by both wine bottle labels and museum placards. A specific mixture of thesaurus-digging and self-satisfied writing, that all serves more to illustrate the superiority of the product rather than to advertise or educate. My

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Place Proposal

Update: There’s a certain tone shared by both wine bottle labels and museum placards. A specific mixture of thesaurus-digging and self-satisfied writing, that all serves more to illustrate the superiority of the product rather than to advertise or educate. My

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Contextual Analysis: Place

I conducted a section of Craig Street, close to the intersection of Craig and Forbes. Physical:  Long street Commercial Food shops and expensive novelties Doesn’t seem very “big city” Well-known brands of stores Clean Expensive-ish Narrow street Well shoveled/salted Buses

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Contextual Analysis: Place

I conducted a section of Craig Street, close to the intersection of Craig and Forbes. Physical:  Long street Commercial Food shops and expensive novelties Doesn’t seem very “big city” Well-known brands of stores Clean Expensive-ish Narrow street Well shoveled/salted Buses

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Place Reference 3

Ivan Toth Depeña, “The Visions” (2016) (Left). The Visions is a collection of visual murals, that can be interacted with an app on a smartphone. When the camera on the smartphone detects the pixels of the mural, lines and shapes and

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Place Reference 3

Ivan Toth Depeña, “The Visions” (2016) (Left). The Visions is a collection of visual murals, that can be interacted with an app on a smartphone. When the camera on the smartphone detects the pixels of the mural, lines and shapes and

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Place Reference 2

John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer’s work,  Hans RichtAR, is an augmented reality piece created for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s not in a “public” space per se, because its audience is limited to museum-goers, but it has

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Place Reference 2

John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer’s work,  Hans RichtAR, is an augmented reality piece created for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s not in a “public” space per se, because its audience is limited to museum-goers, but it has

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Place Reference 1

Roshanara’s Net, by Mary Miss, is a art piece created in New Delhi, India in 2008. It is located in a public garden, and addresses issues about the textile industry, ayurvedic plants, and the gradual loss of this kind of

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Place Reference 1

Roshanara’s Net, by Mary Miss, is a art piece created in New Delhi, India in 2008. It is located in a public garden, and addresses issues about the textile industry, ayurvedic plants, and the gradual loss of this kind of

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One-Shot Intervention: Reference 2

L’arbre aux chelles, by Franois Mechain, is a sculpture consisting of several ladders strung up on a tree’s boughs. They climb up into the foliage, appearing to be placed there so that viewers might use them to ascend into the tree.

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One-Shot Intervention: Reference 2

L’arbre aux chelles, by Franois Mechain, is a sculpture consisting of several ladders strung up on a tree’s boughs. They climb up into the foliage, appearing to be placed there so that viewers might use them to ascend into the tree.

/ Sofia Syjuco

One-Shot Intervention: Reference 1

Elevated Bench is a series of public urban ‘furniture’ by Itay Ohaly. Each of these pieces interact with a pre-existing streetlamp or traffic pole. Ohaly adds spiral staircases to these structures, which allow people to climb up to a new

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One-Shot Intervention: Reference 1

Elevated Bench is a series of public urban ‘furniture’ by Itay Ohaly. Each of these pieces interact with a pre-existing streetlamp or traffic pole. Ohaly adds spiral staircases to these structures, which allow people to climb up to a new

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One-Shot Intervention

A common complaint among students who take classes in Gates is about the helix. The spiraling ramp is a common way to get to classes, but it significantly adds to the amount of time it takes to walk to class,

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One-Shot Intervention

A common complaint among students who take classes in Gates is about the helix. The spiraling ramp is a common way to get to classes, but it significantly adds to the amount of time it takes to walk to class,

/ Sofia Syjuco