Week2/ 7 projects in 7 days – Ceyda

Day 1 to Day 5

I was living in Ankara, Turkey. So that, after coming to New York, I had to find a new place to live in. During the 7/7 project period I was moving in to my new apartment. Boring plain white walls of the new apartment had created the urge of adding somethings to them. So I draw illustrations on the walls. Theme of the illustrations are about what I would like to change about this new place I am living in and what was on my mind on that day.

Day 6

Why do people treat their dogs as barbie dolls? This project is focusing on the perception of New Yorkers, and questioning the way how they treat their dogs as toys. As we all now Vogue magazine is the one of the highest luxury fashion magazine, New Yorkers pretend like there is a Dogue magazine for their dogs with the way they stylize, decorate  their dogs and even take them to dog gyms.  I created these magazine covers for an imaginary Dogue Magazine. For the cover girls, I photographed plush dogs instead of real ones because I don’t think that people see a great difference between plush dogs and real pets.


Designing Stickers for MFA DT students. Self-made font reflects the aspects of this mfa program. Filling the letters with the objects that D+T students are surrounded with in their environments. Coffee Cups, joy sticks, robots, programming elements, metro card, 5th ave street sign, smartphones are the visible elements integrated in to the font and giving it a complicated , dense look which in my point of view defines the aspects of the program.

Week 1/ Reading Response – Ceyda

The Web Means The End of Forgetting – Jeffrey Rosen

The author of the article Jeffrey Rosen, mainly discusses exhibitionism and indiscretion allowed by web and how people can be threatened by the dangers of disclosure. He exemplifies the photo finder application of Facebook that uses face recognition that soon will allow us to take an image of a stranger and to find all his/her information via web. The information which could be embarrassing for that stranger. Like the unfortunate case happened to Stacy Snyder who got fired because of a photo that showed her at a party drinking from a plastic cup. In my point of view, in order to avoid this kind of dangers people must be cautious about all the data that could affect them negatively, because somehow negative data just leaks in to web. Before uploading data, they should re-consider it, it’s not that essential to upload every single photo or data, why not to keep them for their own records?. Rosen also suggests the solution of reputation bankruptcy, a process which will mimic human forgetting, to erase all the data provided after an expiration date. Which I don’t think it is really necessary for a social networking site, because what i think that people should be able to control their act of exhibitionism, rather that trusting on a digital storage device programmed to delete data.

Natural Interfaces are not Natural – Donald Norman

The significant improvement of technology improved technological possibility of the natural user interfaces. and the author Donald Norman, discusses how  gestural interactivity could affect interactions. Wii console is exemplified as being way too much natural which causes damage for the tv screen. This was the first time that I read an article which argues the errors that Wii console had, and made logic. But on the other hand I still believe that natural user interfaces of wii is fun with all the not natural interaction that it causes. In my point of view kinect, xbox 360 which sense their surroundings are providing excellent interfaces by the use of gestural interactions which feel real.