University of Michigan Taubman College



Feb '10 - Mar '11

  • thesis semester, midpoint+one

    this week i've been zooming out and attempting to draw the concept of the enormous without relying on program or site to contrast it.
    first attempt: dashes

    bigger version here (the printed version is 40x32)

  • thesis semester, midpoint

    drawing+model (on the wall) detail of the drawing detail of the drawing detail of the drawing and a screenshot of the film that was playing

  • thesis semester, week four.

    drawing plan view and composite drawing of the relationship of program elements to the highway (in blue)

  • thesis semester, week three.

    drawing juxtapositions of five generic conditions of program that have been informed by the logic of the enormous. using vectors (shown in blue) to track movement through each spatial condition, patterns of density begin to arise.theorizing how program can be connected to a network. reading foa...

  • thesis semester, week two.

    site drawing of the I-15 between las vegas and los angeles. (lighter orange is landscape, blue is the paths of vehicles, and red-orange is the hand motion to turn on and off a turn signal)

  • thesis semester, week one.

    poster for the public presentations all one hundred thesis students all made identically-sized books printed through lulu

  • thesis (book)

    Open publication - Free publishing - More thesis (thesis seminar final result)

  • mapping + speed

    This is another little bit of my thesis project. The first part is here. One mapping of the view out the car windshield along a vector. known knowns Projects designed for transient users require a method of representation that transcends static depictions of space, occupation, and circulation...

  • thesis, blog. blog, thesis.

    In an attempt to document my thesis project over the course of the next seven months, I'll be posting my progress. First up is my thoughts on site in relation to infrastructural networks. The images are snippets from a series of maps that are used as locative visual media for the work. known...

  • end of year one

    design computing/paramod/wednesday nights with frank gehry The final review for my Digital Project seminar was a few weeks back (nicely offset from other classes). After spending the first portion of the class working through tutorials, the second half was devoted to individual projects that, for...


    This week is the student show at TCAUP, so the crit spaces have been taken over by projects from last semester. The top few students from each studio get the chance to exhibit their studio work. CMYK hallway before: CMYK hallway during installation (my studio is on the right): CMYK hallway after...

  • the prettiest dictionary

    Our task for theory this week was to create a visual polemic based on an assigned critical text. Earlier in the semester we worked in groups to analyze and present the text, but now we're on our own to develop a list of terms and a visual means of defining them. My text, Nic Clear's AD issue...

  • Spring Break Reading

    Atlas of Novel Tectonics for Design Computing (Digital Project)Society of the Spectacle and Points+Lines for StudioCadillac Desert for American SpaceTheoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies and Architectures of the Near Future for Theory

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Clouds: Mark Dorrian

    Lecture: Mark Dorrian "Clouds of Architecture" An interesting take on the use of clouds in architecture, Mark Dorrian worked through several conceptions of them including buildings that take on cloud-like properties through transparency, projects like Diller Scofidio's "Blur" which create a cloud...

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