Advising Instructors : Sandra Maxa + Jason Gottlieb
“The computer screen empowers people to make harsh comments they would likely never say to a person’s face.” — Lindsay Bottos
The Internet, in many ways, has altered how people interact with each other. We are allowed to be more honest with our thoughts behind the computer screen than in face- to-face situations. We can avoid all consequences and confrontations for the things we say by hiding behind the screen.
This project uses social media as a medium to collect honest anonymous stories from people regarding something he or she would never say face-to-face to someone (whether it be a work colleague, an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, a parent, a relative, or someone he or she met on the street). This project explores the transformation of words from an online environment to printed media through the use of analog typography in three books featuring the topics of love, friendship and family. It is the hope that viewers will relate to some of the responses and that they can appreciate the project on an emotional level, in addition to the books as designed objects.
Initial sketches + Data + Process