Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Project #1 Hilary

The Youth - Joker - "City High Anthem" by City High

Society 10

My game is called Society 10. The deck is set up like a regular deck of cards. There are four different suites with color distinctions. The colors represent a stereo type of race colors, with yellow representing Asian, white representing Caucasian, brown representing African Americans and red representing other. There are three face cards in each suite, with a High Class card replacing the traditional king, a Middle Class card replacing the traditional queen and a lower class card replacing the traditional jack. There cards ranging from 2-10 in every suite. Each suite has one Ace which is denoted as a homeless card, and there are two jokers which do not have a designated suite as they are defined as the young and the elderly. My ultimate intention with this game was to create a game that made a comment on society, however, the designing process of the cards lead combined with the game itself prevented the message I had in mind from being translated. I focused heavily one creating the face cards, the jokers and the ace. They were drawn digitally on the computer using a tablet, colored and shaded using corel painter and photoshop and then text was added using paint shop pro 7. The text on each card is a corresponding song to represent a particular sentiment with each card. Important words are in a larger font or accented with bold or italics. For example the High Class card has "you can't beat me" in legable font to represent that they are the most powerful card within the deck.

High Class - King - "Cuz I Can" by Pink
Society Rules

1. Deal out all the cards
2. Need 4 people to play
3. Game begins with the person to the left of the dealer and continue in a clock wise motion
4. 2. Jokers beat everything
5. If the 1st player puts down a face card, it can only be taken by matching face card or a stacked card value equal to 10
6. If the 1at player plays a # card lower than 10, it can only be taken by a 10, matching by 2nd player or stacked cards equaling 10
7. The number of stacked cards equaling 10 can only be taken by a 10
8. 10s restart stack value
9. Matching hold preference to stacking
10. Matching royalty can only be taken by joker
11. Piles not equaling 10 go to 1st player
12. 10 beat s everything but jokers and matching royalty
13. Matching number cards can only be taken by stacked cards equaling 10

Lower Class - Jack Homeless - Ace The Elderly - Joker

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Junliang's Independent Project 1

Hi, This is my IP1, a chart connected with Dow Index of Stock market, with these key players that cause the sharp drop.

I am a econ major, probably, so, it's somehow connected with my major :)))
Hope u like it

IVP1 Unusual Chart or Diagram

For my Unusual Chart or Diagram, I decided to attempt to visually the way I keep track of my activities - both the short term obligations as well as long term goals. Although I attempt to schedule everything down to the last minute in order to combat my natural absent mindedness - sometimes the lists and calendars, to do post-its and red-underscored activities all seem to amalgamate into a sort of messy cohesion. I try to point out through this project that the inner synapses of the brain are not always as linear as we may want them to be; as demonstrated by the middle ground emergence of softly blended, non-reprsentational globes of color - as well as the irregular (yet hopefully seemingly symmetrical) shape of the "canvas" itself.

Linda's Composition 2A

Unlikely Chart - Danielle

My unlikely chart is just literally that. It is a chart of 3 very unlikely things; the end of the world in 2012, the melting of the ice caps, and world peace. As the events move more to the right of the right, they become more and more unlikely to happen.


IVP1 UNLIKELY CHART: City Planning 2009

detail 1
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Star Chart -
-For my "unlikely chart," i chose to create a "star chart" often seen in elementary school classroom.  Young students are awarded gold merit stars for good behavior, which is a fun way to track a student's academic and behavioral performance. 
For an extra twist and a play of the word "star," I made the students "stars" of our society and culture.  These include people such as William Shakespeare, Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and YoYo Ma.  The stars also express the personality of these celebrities, for example Karl (Lagerfeld)'s stars are a bit skinnier than the rest, and Angie (Jolie's) are named for all of her children.  Mikey P (Michael Phelp)'s has a star taken away for the recent bad press he has received.  I have also drawn caricatures of all of the "stars" as how they might perceive themselves at the kindergarden level.     

IVP #1

I created a chart representing the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball rankings. Instead of a typical list of team names and rank, I took each college's logo and mapped it in proportion to its ranking. Simply put: the larger the team, the better they are.

my project is a 2 sided family tree of both sides of my family originating with my grandparents.

IVP1 (Independent Visual Production #1: Unlikely Chart or

My unlikely diagram is titled "God" and the central white circle includes the definition of God. An excerpt from it is " a being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by people."  Below the definition is the human form and vitruvian man placed in the middle of icons society has worshipped or worships today.  This diagram is a representation of how society worships atypical Gods and how our ideas of idolization have evolved over time.

IVP#1: An Unlikely Chart or Diagram

This is my independent project #1. Many college girls at Duke are overwhelmed with pressure... pressure to get straight As, to wear the most fashionable clothing, to go out all the time, and to have the perfect body. The colored bar graph behind the black and white girl consumes her mind. Calorie counting and skipping meals are true signs of eating disorders that many times go unnoticed in such a "perfect" atmosphere.

IVP #1- Unlikely Chart

I chose to make a pie chart of unlikely percentages. There is a 75% chance the world will explode in five seconds...very unlikely. Aids kills only 12% of it's victims...unlikely because millions of infected people die in a year. Only 3% of college students drink... and only 5% of models are skinny...again statistically and probability wise all of these are very unlikely or incorrect in the world we live in today.

IVP#1 Unlikely Chart or Diagram

In my IVP#1, entitled "Harmony at Duke", I wanted to diagram the essence of Duke through the medium of photographs. My project shows six focal points of Duke and compares these places to the harmony acheived through a musical composition. The parallel between musical fluidity and the feeling of cohesiveness at Duke is illustrated by the placement of pictures along the musical staff, and the implied images of musical notes within each image.


This is my IVP#1. I am interested in the art created by media and I tried to incorporate that into my project. I attempted to show a fashion element through the use of nature patterns as inspiration. I hope you enjoy it!

This my first individual project. The unlikely chart depicts the wealth of America's billionaires in an "unlikely" manner (to read the words on the chart, you might need to click on the image to see a larger version), and beneath the chart, we see the middle class struggling as a result of the economic recession. But to the wealthy few who are so isolated from the lives of average Americans, the economy is doing just fine!

Independent project 1: Unlikely Diagram

My diagram illustrates the difference between dreams, hopes and goals by placing them on the spectrum between sleep and awake.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

IVP1: 49

This unlikely chart represents a statistic my professor mentioned in one of my classes that was from a study done in New York. According to this study, a black man is 49 times more likely to serve an active prison sentence for drug possession than a white man. I took the face of a single black male and multiplied it by 49, placing the images randomly around the space. The eyes were darkened out in the faces to secure a sense of anonymity as well as emphasize the point that the color of the skin, not the individual person, was the most important factor.

Wild West Dress Up

My game is called Wild West Dress Up. The cover is pictured above

It consists of 25 cards: 20 for the cowboys and 5 instructional cards. Within the Cowboy cards are 4 sets of complete outfits-a shirt, a pair of pants/skirt, a pair of boots, a head, and a cowboy hat-all which correspond to one of 4 cowpokes. There are 2 cowboys and 2 cowgirls, and each has his or her own set of clothing of a matching color. An example of a cowboy's shirt can be seen to the left. Within the deck are also 5 instructional cards consisting of instructions to draw more cards or put cards back.The purpose of the game is to draw cards from the deck and construct a cowpoke. The person to build his or her cowpoke first is the winner!

All of my cards are hand drawn and designed, as I thought this would help contribute to the childish nature and design of the game. They are very colorful, simple, and visually attractive, as are many other childrens toys. The rules of the game are also quite simple, so that the game may be played easily by its target audience of young children.

IVP 1 Unlikely Chart- 1 in 4

My project depicts 3 statistics regarding women. 1) According to statistics, 1 in 4 females report being sexually assaulted in college. 2) 1 in 4 teenage females have an STD. 3) Of the women that die, 1 in 4 die of heart disease. (It's hard to find happy statistics!)
As far as the representation goes, there are 28 photos total on the poster. 7 of the 28 photos (representing 1 in 4) are lined down the right side and are in black in white. I chose to have the person holding the poster mirror both sides of the chart to emphasize the differences in the compositions of the photographs.

Project 1: Fatty!

(The back design)

Card Game: Fatty!

My game is a twist on the traditional Old Maids card game.  It is themed on sweets and desserts (due to my love for sweets) hence the name "Fatty!" As I was conceptualizaing my card game, I wanted to make a game that was did not have a complicated game play and visualized a more graphic idea.  I thought of puzzles and tried to incorporate the idea of fitting pieces together to create a twist to the traditional matching type card game such as Old Maids.  Instead of just matching a pair of identical cards, in "Fatty!" the pairs of cards fit together to form a complete image kind of like a puzzle.  

To not end up as the "Fatty" (the person with the last unpairable card at the end of the game).

- 44 Cards total (good to play with 4 players)
- Take one card out before the start of the game so that there is an old number of cards but do not
 show what this card is.  

- Deal out cards to each player (depending on the number of players, some players will have one more card than others but this does not matter)
- All players look at their cards and discard any pairings that they have.  
- The dealer begins.  
- At your turn, you must ofer your cards spread face down to the player to your left, that player selects a card from your hand without seeing it, and adds it to her hand. If it makes a pairing in her hand, she discards the pairing.  The player who just took a card then offers her hand to the 
next player to her left, and so on.  
- If you get rid of all your cards, you're safe - the turn passes to the next player.  
- Eventually, all the cards will have been discarded except one odd card, which has no pair, the holder of this card is the "Fatty" and loses the game.  

I created the shape of the cards by creating a stencil then tracing and cutting each one out.  The back design for all the cards was created using colored pencils then scanned, cut out, and pasted onto each card.  The reverse side of the cards with all the sweets and desserts was painted with acrylic paint.