From making a vision to making it happen. The promise of new forms of creating, communicating, manufacturing and distributing, are already here. The old structures mass market are still largely there, even larger than before, but in parallel, through the proliferation of information, and engagement with the information, the fringes have become also extremely powerful. Having an idea that truly resonates with a group of people, finding those people, and making that happen is the challenge. Foreboded by the micro finance that has transformed emerging economies, the micro-funding of creative projects with an active community has suddenly made the artist/designer enterpreneur one more step more independent. By having a great idea, finding people who agree and are willing to financially support the idea, against some form of deliverable, transforming an idea to true change in the world is possible. In contrast to designer's role as a visionary who shows the way, (whether in practical, critical or conceptual design), the route used to be then to wait, or approach fianciers and producer to make the vision reality. Through these kinds of ground-up forms of engagement, the designer can make the vision happen directly. And then perhaps scale it up later, should things really have worked as planned.
Designing 100 pieces requires very different way of thinking than doing a single prototype, or an iterative sequence. The process of how to make becomes central, and not just the outcome. Also, making 100, means that there is considerable effort and often also cost in the doing, and hence one needs to have a concept that not only can be defended by the artist in a presentation or a dialogue, but that is simply desirable by the public (however fringe that may be). This desire is shown in the form of the audience's direct financial support to the project. The brilliance of the work is measured in people's willingness to directly support it with their commitment.
Designing and making 100 pieces, is a vision of designer/artist/enterpreneur, who not only proposes a vision of the future, but makes it happen in a small scale, but extends beyond the confines of a gallery or an academic discourse.
100 Pieces 10 Variations
– euphemism , app , smartphone , dictionary , vocabulary , language
machine, sculpture, kinetic
– arduino, python, cinema 4d, xpresso
100 Pieces 10 Variations
– charity, donation, donating, game, flattr, micro payments, simulation,…
Digitale Werkzeuge für Gestalter
– sketchbook, arduino, drawing machine