Mills College’s literary journal, 580 Split, transitioned to a web-based publication after twenty-five years in print. Its new online home attempts to answer the question, “how should a contemporary digital journal look, feel, and behave?”
The site’s design takes advantage of the web’s affordances—search, indexing, sharing, and time-based animation—while preserving the focused reading experience a printed journal provides.
Web development by Andrew Lux
My role: Concept, information architecture, UX, visual design
Digital posters, distributed via email, take advantage of their intimate scale by overwhelming the small screen.
Examining the conflicted, shifting relationship between nature and the built environment, and the creation of a new, hybrid landscape combining the two.
An interactive photo booth that—in the tradition of Victorian spirit photography and New Age aura photography—reveals ghostly images of its past users.
These souvenirs/memento mori are printed on oversized receipt paper at the end of each interactive photo booth session shown in Traces.
A video essay maps and reflects on a visual ‘superstructure’ generated by a community of artists over twenty-five years.
In an accompanying performance, a drawing machine materializes communal networks for visitors in real time.
Imagery generated in The Superstructure forms the identity for a related event, taking on different qualities across a range of media.
Essays and archival documents live side-by-side in this online exhibit and database.