20 tasks

posted by Group Altostina on 2009.05.31, under Friday, Thursday, Wednesday
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After experimenting with all kinds of borders, boundaries and limitations during this week. We saw something happening, that we didn’t really expect.
The outcome of our project in deed raised more new questions to us than it has answered –
still the experience in dealing with tasks out of several aspects was very interessting and enlightening for us though.

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Container vs. Content – end

posted by Group Altostina on 2009.05.29, under Friday
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5 – Little Designer Games

posted by Thorsten und Raoul on 2009.05.29, under Friday
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Container vs. Content 1-1

posted by Femke on 2009.05.29, under Friday
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Yesterday evening in Brussels…

posted by Femke on 2009.05.29, under Thursday
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Yesterday evening, some of your films where shown in the OSP Technicolor Screencast. This event was part of the festival Imaginary Property, organised by Nova Cinema in Brussels.

More images of the event: http://gallery.constantvzw.org/main.php?g2_itemId=25776

Re-Bring this tomorrow:

posted by Femke on 2009.05.28, under Thursday
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Updated specifications:

Bring a hollow object with one opening.
It should be cylindrical or tapered, watertight and clean, heat resistant and hold up to 30 cl of liquid.
The opening should be as wide as the objects’ largest diameter.
Dimensions: up to 30 cm³

LetterLine

posted by Group 3 on 2009.05.28, under Friday
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Four Posters
Four posters.

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Some notes from the discussion

posted by Femke on 2009.05.28, under Thursday
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We divided the reader. Here some notes from our discussion:

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Convergence

posted by Femke on 2009.05.28, under Thursday
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Conversion as a result of a bug in the rule (filed by Stefano): to be functional as a pudding mould, the object does not need to be cylindrical, it just needs to be able to hold liquid (yes, we’re preparing jelly for tomorrow!).

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Bring this tomorrow:

posted by Femke on 2009.05.27, under Friday, Thursday, Wednesday
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Bring a hollow object with one opening.

It should be cylindrical or tapered, watertight and clean.

The opening should be as wide as the objects’ largest diameter.

Dimensions: up to 30 cm³

walk the tape

posted by Thorsten und Raoul on 2009.05.27, under Monday
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Re-enacting the performance Walking is the Way by Spanish artist Esther Ferrer. Video documentation of the work, performed in Rio de Janeiro in 2007:

“4 long lines” re-enacted after Conditional Design Tuesdays

posted by Group Altostina on 2009.05.27, under Tuesday
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The Rule:

Draw one line for 1/1.5 hours without your pen leaving the paper. You may stop for max. 5 sec. without lifting the pen. Don’t cross another line.

Our Result:

The result of Conditional Design Tuesdays:

Some impressions:

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Merz Custom Rules

posted by Group 3 on 2009.05.26, under Tuesday
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posted by Thorsten und Raoul on 2009.05.26, under Tuesday
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Wir starteten bei dem Projekt des 7. Aprils “Four long lines”.
Aus dieser Idee der langen Linien heraus entwickelten wir ein Spiel bei dem wir zwar immernoch eine Linie haben, diese aber unterbrochen wird.

In unserem Spiel gibt es nur drei feste Konstanten:
1. das Format des Spielfeldes, ein Rechteck, das das Spiel begrenzt.
2. das Format der Post-its.
3. die einzige Spielregel, die besagt, das jeder Zug vier Schritte beinhaltet: zwei nach rechts oder links und zwei nach vorne oder hinten. Jeder Schritt ist so groß wie ein Post-it und geht immer vom letzten geklebten Post-it aus.
Jeder der fünf Spieler hat eine andere Post-it-Farbe und der Spieler der zuerst keinen neuen Post-it mehr kleben kann, weil alle Möglichkeiten schon belegt sind, hat verloren. Die anderen spielen weiter.

Hier unser Ergebnis:

Clean up

posted by Femke on 2009.05.26, under Tuesday
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Tuesday you will not be alone

posted by Femke on 2009.05.26, under Tuesday
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Subject: Re: Re-Conditional Design Tuesday
From: Edo Paulus
To: snelting@collectifs.net
Cc: email@poly-luna.com, me@jonathanpuckey.com, roel@xelor.nl
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 14:07:04 +0200

Hey Femke,

Thanks for the info/link.
I think I can speak for all of us and tell you we're very curious about the results and responses.
We might link to your documentation, or put some on our site, if that's ok with you and the students?

Awaiting the documentation...

Good luck,
Edo.

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Objet: Re-Conditional Design Tuesday
De: snelting@collectifs.net
Date: Mar 26 mai 2009 11:30
À: email@poly-luna.com
edo@eude.nl
me@jonathanpuckey.com
roel@xelor.nl
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Hello

Just a short message to let you know that this Tuesday you will not be alone ;-) Three groups / thirteen students are re-enacting their favourite conditional design exercises today, as part of the workshop 'Corset, Skeleton, Skin' I'm teaching here at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart (I talked to Jonathan about it). They've agreed to send you documentation and responses to the manifesto, but it will probably take a few days. Some documentation from the workshop here: http://snelting.domainepublic.net/corsets

Curious about the results and what they will find out!

best + thanks,

Femke

Re-Conditional Design Tuesday

posted by Femke on 2009.05.26, under Tuesday
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Exercise: Conditional design

posted by Femke on 2009.05.25, under Monday
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Form three groups. Each group selects an exercise from http://www.conditionaldesign.org, and repeats the experiment (also documentation).

    Questions before the re-run:

  • Do you agree with the manifesto? And why?
  • Which exercise did you choose? And why?
  • How long will your exercise take?
  • Do you think the designers of the manifesto should be told of your re-enactments? (and if so, how?)

Questions after the re-run:

  • What did you want to change? And why?
  • What did you have to change? And why?
  • What did change? And why?
  • What rules, standards, norms, formats, conditions did you encounter? (make the list as long as you can)
  • Do you agree with the manifesto? And Why?

Exercise: Walking is the way

posted by Femke on 2009.05.25, under Monday
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Esther Ferrer

Re-enacting the performance Walking is the Way by Spanish artist Esther Ferrer. Video documentation of the work, performed in Rio de Janeiro in 2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6pQyJn0sc4

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Scenes of pressure and relief

posted by Corsets on 2009.05.25, under Monday
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“I am in charge of figures”,
she explained,

“I am in charge of the shop-girls working at a rather large establishment in London.”

She had been employed there since 1890, and in a journal she kept names and measurements of more than a hundred girls.

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Anweisung

posted by Femke on 2009.05.25, under Monday
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Entwerfen Sie eine Schablone (Grundgerüst, Form, Vorlage, System. Programm, Cliché, Werkzeug, Standard, Raster (Gitter), Format, Regeln, Skript… ) und wenden Sie an:

  • Auf den passenden Inhalt
  • Auf einen unpassenden Inhalt
  • Auf einen zufälligen Inhalt

Design a template (corset, mould, recipe, system, program, cliché, tool, standard, grid, format, ruleset, script, …) and apply it to: the right content, the wrong content, random content.

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