more background and an outlook
My interest in Cities intensified as a skateboarder, when i have spent a lot of time in random urban places.
It was always a great way to observe and interact outside of the day-to-day. I came to think of cities and what they mean to me as a place of interaction and exchange of ideas. Where one is exited and comfortable in being confronted with many different ways to live.
Thus I came to like ideas of making the city more playful, provide more public, green and also more undefined space. In this way im also interested in the idea of greatly limiting the use of cars within cities.
So the most versatile and interesting topic for me to try and visualize in 3d and test this format, I figured, would be a future city scenario. Politics, sustainability, arts, engineering or science might play a role, each having their own common way of visualizing or communicating ideas.
Wouldn´t it be an interesting expierience to see all those methods in one place?
With this in mind I here have made an experimental collage as a 3D Scene - to provide a starting point for discussion.
I imagine text, but also 3d simulations by engineers, plans by architects, sketches by citizens, 3d scans or historical photos, being side by side to explore in one environment.
During my B.A. in Philosophy/Sociology I worked as a Designer in Print, Video and Animation together with students and scientists. I started researching ways to expand online reading with interactive visualisations, because I felt like imagery can be just as meaningful as text. Using 3D then exited me especially, since 3D Scenes have become easier to use and even a standard browser feature.
I saw 3D Content being designed to understand complex ideas and information, f.e. by the New York Times, and decided to do a research on how to produce similar web-stories. The Design MA programme at ZHdK has a strong focus on 3D and the scientific image, which I wanted to combine within such an expierience, and so i applied for the programme. I thankfully got in and am now working on a pilot!
With this in mind I have made the exemplary scene you saw here.
Thank you for reading, I´d be happy to hear from you :)