After mapping the mail room, I had a couple of observations. First, I noticed that people would go to their mail box and quickly turn the knob to their combination. Most would not get their combination on the first try. After opening the mail box there were two reactions. One of the reactions was excitement in getting mail and the second was disappointment, followed by the slamming of the mail box. Another observation I had was that at certain times of the day (lunch time around noon) the mail room would have too much foot traffic and people would not have space to open their mailboxes. I propose to solve these problems of: disappointment, time efficiency, and traffic with one simple solution. TINY glass or plastic windows on the mail boxes!
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For my Process Book I decided to show the process of the Dynamic Museum. I really enjoyed this assignment because I was interested in creating a 3Dimensional space that pushed the audience to generate their own feelings based upon James Siena’s “No Man’s Land” Please click the link below to see the entire book.
For my museum exhibit I chose an engraving called “No Man’s Land” by James Siena. I found it on a wall of the museum and chose it because it is a piece that could easily go unnoticed. I was drawn by the abstract projections in the piece and loved the idea of the negative white space which is the “No Man’s Land”. I wanted to created an interactive exhibit which played on the qualities of the negative white space.
I decided to map the actual piece because I was interested in all of the layers and components that made of the etching.
For my mapping project. I decided to map the number of people who opened their mailboxes within a couple of weeks.
I first began by turning all of the knobs to the number 40 and from then on I checked to see if each number 40 had been moved.
Please click on the mailroom PDF to view my presentation.