Sand Reserve Museum

Singapore’s endeavor to reclaim land is paradoxical: it occupies large areas of existing land to store sand for more land to be made, creating sand “mountains,” incongruous to, yet surreal in, Singapore’s landscape. Sand Reserve Museum is a speculative museum showcasing these sand ‘mountains’ as beautiful works of nature to the public.

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Simon the Sorcerer

I’ve started a doomed effort to create a situation exploring the relationship between art and intent, and how I can escape the responsibilities of intentional art. This project can’t succeed because I can’t actually remove my intent, but creating a flash that fires randomly (to capture attempted flight) is how I’ll mitigate it.

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Memento Vitae

In Memento Vitae, McKenzie borrows from the practice of mourning jewelry to create a set of adornments that pay tribute to three faltering habitats: forests, coral reefs, and glaciers. Through the intimate act of donning each piece, users redefine their relationship with damaged ecosystems, channeling ecological grief into a tactile object while celebrating its beauty.

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FAKEAT

FAKEAT is an online fake food signage generator. It reflects the coexistence and conflict between Chinese culture and Western culture in American society. Participants in FAKEAT can choose one of the four Chinese characters “文化共存” (cultural coexistence) to combine with their favorite Western food to create interesting fake food signage.

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GeneWeave

GeneWeave investigates how to make genetic code both tangible and visual by translating DNA through fiber-based processes into a hand woven apron and CAD generated weave drafts. Viewers are also invited to preview their own weaving patterns based on genes of interest through the Grasshopper model.

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Homesick Hotline

You’re missing your family and haven’t seen them in a while. Phone calls replace physical presence with conversation, but is that enough to remedy homesickness? In Homesick Hotline, Huff and Guo interview people in their community about home and family, to understand the complex relationships between people, place, and memory.

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