Tuesday, February 25, 2014

24 Project "Mobile Distraction": Rules

Mobile Distraction
2/27/14 9AM- 2/28/14 9AM

            I am a millennial.  And like all good millennial babies, I am tethered to my phone.  It does not leave my person, and I am at it's every beck and call.  It is my constant entertainer, social avoider, and memory collector.  I am not proud of being a product of this modern age, but I can't blame it for how I choose to occupy my day.  In this project, I will be documenting how often I use my phone over a 24 hour period.  The apps I choose to use throughout my day, and at what times I choose to use them will, no doubt, reveal my own habits in a not-so-flatter, stereotypical 20-something, "kid's these days" sort of way. 

            Over a 24 hour period I will be screen-capturing every time I open an app or check the time on my iphone.  This includes, but is not limited to: Responding to a text messages, browsing Facebook or Pinterest, answering a call, etc.  I will not seek to use my phone more than often, nor will I avoid it.  I will not hide any of my phone activities, each initial activation of an app will be recorded.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sound Walk: Chance Meeting

"A Chance Meeting"
Written, recorded, and voice acting by Rachel Lee.

This sound walk is to take place in the east wing of the Visual Arts building at Purchase College.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thoughts on Yoko Ono's "One"

Yoko Ono – One (1995)

            It’s amazing what slow-motion can do to transform and ordinary object into something fascinating.  When the video began, it took me a while to understand what I was looking at.  Once I realized it was a match, and watched it be lit, it blew me away how violent that little bit of fire was.  First it seemed like all it’s energy was on shooting flames out the end of the match, but after a while it transformed into a sort of blob-like entity that turned on the match itself.  It looked like it was eating the match, grabbing at it with liquid arms.  It felt like ages before the fire settled into a little flame.  When the flame was blown out, I was almost disappointed I didn’t get to see what it looked like to let it burn all the way.