a touch of happy.

to go along with our degree project, we have designed a book with our experiences and processes throughout the entire semester. it’s a look into the minds of brionica as we created FEEL. we plan on continuing to include content all the way up to graduation. were hoping to max it out at 200ish pages. this book is going to be a great keepsake once finished and sent to blurb to be printed.

week 11

we filmed people interacting with FEEL. it was fun and really interesting to just watch people discover the sounds and the different ways to connect the circuit. can’t wait for the show.


we are also working on the script for our video and mashing clips together.

we found a cool song that would go well faint in the background. we are in the process of obtaining it.

8 & 9

week 8 was spring break. but we didn’t break, we went hard. monica and I started out by having an ihop to do list meeting. we then broke out the power tools and got messy as we took over the entire studio to build our interactive table. it was quite the transformation.

when school started up again, we worked on writing out our instructions and laying out where the vinyl would go. then we printed and applied! topped with 5 coats of polyurethane.

on friday we presented our updates to the class and visitors Martin Venezky and John Foster.

everyone seemed to enjoy the discovery and new experience. #atouchofhappy


seven weeks of feels

over the weekend we went out to get our supplies, that are so giant and also #butts, then explored using different sound effects as we got ready for our midterm presentation //

after the presentation we decided to tweak our table to be an oval, so it’s more inviting for people to gather around, and less likely to get knocked into and endanger our visitors. we are also greatly decreasing the amount of body copy //

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we’ve got our files set up for the cnc and today’s a wood shop work day.

FEELin’ week 6

it’s moving fast!

we experimented with making our own conductive paint. we tried coloring the wood first with a graphite stick then covering with acrylic / ink, and then we tried mixing graphite powder with acrylic / ink.

and we had kaylie test it out //

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WE DID IT!!!! #makeymakey

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we then worked on our elevation and layout of our now interactive table //

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type collective

in one giant post… b. huff and i went around the crossroads and photographed so awesome type. here are a few of my favorites that I took//

and our presentation of initial findings and paragraph about the crossroads //

we decided we think it would be fun to try and figure out a flip book using a majority of our images and playing with saying kansas city one way, and then crossroads the next. here are the videos of inspiration from the presentation // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s26FQlb2ZPw&feature=share https://vimeo.com/60582756 we made a miniature to help figure out how text would work, and then figured out our page scale and grid for the images, as well as storyboard out the animation of the color and text //

we went on to write our copy… KANSAS CITY | CROSSROADS  Just a step away from downtown Kansas City, The Crossroads is an eclectic hub for the visual arts. With countless galleries and restaurants filling up renovated warehouses and industrial buildings, this little neighborhood has plenty of character to go around. Home of First Fridays and concert events, do not miss out on what these streets have to offer. JAN 30, 2015 | A COLLECTION  Home to ad agencies and art galleries, the movement of the crossroads is not evident on the streets on a brisk Friday morning in February. Pop inside a coffeeshop or place of work and things are brought to life. Waiting for a warm beverage, people are conversing and checking their email on their laptops as they enjoy their breakfast. Home to creatives and rebels alike, the alley ways sport bright colors and distinguished typographic styles. The industrial buildings and loft spaces combine history with modernism. Cultures combine and flourish together in this Kansas City neighborhood. and then a bunch of page cutting out later, here’s our final book in motion! https://instagram.com/p/0EmimMI5HU/?modal=true