Conceptual Blending

Animating Fauconnier and Turner's theory of thought.

The riddle presented:

 

"A Buddhist monk begins at dawn one day walking up a mountain, reaches the top at sunset, meditates at the top for several days until one dawn when he begins to walk back to the foot of the mountain, which he reaches at sunset. Making no assumptions about his starting or stopping or about his pace during the trips, prove that there is a place on the path which he occupies at the same hour of the day on the two separate
journeys."

 

Consider this riddle. Now consider how you went about considering it.

Fauconnier and Turner sought to explore and represent the analogical connective and blending ability of human cognition using diagrams. I wanted to help communicate their theory by digitizing and animating their original diagrams.

 
 

Primarily my interest here is that Fauconnier and Turner used diagrams to help describe their ideas, and that is what I think the future of communication involves. I think we are to get better at diagramming our ideas and manipulating those diagrams. I think the Conceptual Blending theory itself provides rich metaphors for thinking about specifying cognition-augmenting computer systems. I think there is a future for diagrammatic programming representations. I'm fumbling around exploring the possibilities of using art to make math and math to make art and dreaming of an uber visual programming and drawing toolspace.

 
 
 

The Dynamics of Ecological Crisis

I happened upon this diagram on a website of a professor I had in my Masters at Georgetown. I love that "hubris" is an element. I wanted to highlight hubris further, since I see it as a unique force among the ones presented in the diagram. 

 
 

MediaFest 2015-2016

Setup Website, Event Photography/Videography & Flyer, Participating Artist 2015 & 2016

 
 
 

Global Co Lab Wisdom Bridge

Conceptual & Logo Design & Network Mapping

Teens Dream

Conceptual & Logo Design

 
 

Logo & Brand Design, Photography, Marketing & Website

 
 

Brand Creation, Product Design Direction, Website & Packaging.

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