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Rebeca Mendez Design
UCLA, Design|Media Arts
Rebeca Mendez Art
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    FEAR and the senses
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    Who gets to go?
    rebecam’s projects
    Branding the Species
    Background: Voyager’s Interstellar record is a disk with encoded information that was attached to two space probes currently making their...

    Design Media Arts at UCLA
    In the 1970s space colonies were considered to be a viable alternative to a life restricted to planet Earth. The design of cylindrical space...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    In "Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art," Jacquelynn Bass and Mary Jane Jacob see as the primary aim of their book is to elucidate the common ground between the creative mind, the perceiving mind and the meditative mind.

    They begin by studying the influence of Buddhism in American (United States, not the entire continent) culture and specifically in contemporary art-making.

    Works by the following artists are discussed in the book:

    Mariko Mori, Bill Viola, John Cage, Ernesto Pujol, Ann Hamilton, Duchamp, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Marina Abramovic, Sanford Biggers, Kimsooja, and Shang Huan among many others.


    On page 41, they write:

    "2. Humans as a part of humanity.
    ...Who has not been moved, perhaps life-changingly, by the visual images or narratives of other humans—even fictional ones? We don't particularly need a contemplative exercise to get in touch with the feelings of connectedness to other humans, do we?" ... As Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh writes:

    Look deeply: I arrive in every second...
    .....
    I am the frog swimming happily in the
    clear water of the pond,
    and I am also the grass-snake who,
    approaching in silence,
    feeds itself on the frog.
    I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
    my legs as thin as bamboo sticks,
    and I am the arms merchant, selling deadly
    weapons in Uganda...

    .....

    Bill Viola's work follows


    Ann Hamilton work:


    Kimsooja work:


    Mariko Mori work:


    Zhang Huan work:
    Fri, May 23, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: art, meditation, humans
    Sent to project: Design Media Arts at UCLA
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    Fri, May 23, 2008  Permanent link

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    Japanese artist Hiromix, in her book 'Hiromix' by Steidl Press writes:

    "Youth reflects transparency and beauty.
    Despite our lack of experience, the world often confronts us with unforgivable situations.
    We believe, more than anyone, in things that cannot be seen.
    Many unknown worlds are awaiting us.
    Surrounded by people and things we love,
    We smile carefree smiles.

    It is perhaps because I wanted to keep a record of this, that I take photos of myself.

    1998.7.15

    Hiromix"

    (ISBN: 3-88243-575-5)

    Fri, May 9, 2008  Permanent link

    Sent to project: Branding the Species
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    This is an example of an iconographic system I designed for Microsoft Home interface. When thinking of designing a system, I determine the basic graphic elements my system will consist of and through scale, repetition and organization I create a synthesis of meanings.

    Thu, May 17, 2007  Permanent link

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    Metropolis "living carpet" booth by Urban A&O at ICFF show starting May 19th. Theme: Experts Rethink Energy.
    Mon, May 14, 2007  Permanent link

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    Take a look at Joachim Sauter's website ART+COM, and specially to Vattenfall project's quicktime movie.

    Here is the project description.

    The Energy Company Vattenfall Europe engaged ART+COM for the relaunch of the media facade. The new concept was presented for the first time in the scope of the 16th "Long Night of the Museums".

    By the title "Gardens full of Energy", 100 m² of the facade as well as the interior of the Vattenfall building were transformed into a partially visual, partially real garden with projections. In the building, the visitors saw unusually dressed actors with circular skirts who moved across the room at intervals. They formed the starting point of the media production. Virtually growing tendrils spread from their skirts across the entire floor and blossomed colourfully in the end.

    The visitors became part of a continuously playing film that took up the theme of the "Long Night of the Museums" "Landscapes, Parks and Gardens" and let them experience it medially.

    After the "Long Night of the Museums", the Vattenfall Europe media facade will permanently show a generative film produced by ART+COM.
    Sun, Apr 22, 2007  Permanent link

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    Janine M. Benyus 9 basic principles of biomimicry

    1. Nature runs on sunlight
    2. Nature uses only the energy it needs
    3. Nature fits form to function
    4. Nature recycles everything
    5. Nature rewards cooperation
    6. Nature banks on diversity
    7. Nature demands local expertise
    8. Nature curbs excesses from within
    9. Nature taps the power of limits
    Wed, Apr 4, 2007  Permanent link

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    by Adam Eeuwens

    Supergraphics are larger-than-life visuals in the form of two-dimensional images and/or typography placed onto three-dimensional structures, with an option to use the fourth dimension of time. By their sheer size they engage the urban space and hijack our senses. A super graphic used well is “an event,” according to German media architect Christian Moeller. “A performance,” adds Dutch media designer Mikon van Gastel. “An in- between space,” US media artist Jennifer Steinkamp calls it. “Immersion,” is the word Mexican designer Rebeca Méndez chooses.

    Get the full article at:

    http://classes.design.ucla.edu/Winter05/170/data/mediasprawl.pdf

    Jennifer Steinkamp
    The Wreck of the Dumaru, 2004
    http://jsteinkamp.com




    Christian Moeller
    Light Blaster: Immaterial Membrane
    http://www.christian-moeller.com/
    This installation allows the visitor to control a membrane of light with the frequency of her heartbeat, resulting in an almost overwhelming physical experience.
    view quicktime movie at:
    http://www.christian-moeller.com/display.php?project_id=14&play=true




    Rebeca Mendez
    Tsuanami, 2001
    Permanent installation
    http://www.rebecamendez.com/projects/show/9

    Wed, Apr 4, 2007  Permanent link

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