Creative Technologist. B.S. Informatics and Graphic Design from Indiana University. Hometown: Danville, IN.
At the intersection between our lives and design which driver has the bigger impact? Do the objects we encounter and the objects we keep truly have a meaning until we give it to them? The objects we save are a small window into our lives, but the stories we attach to those objects are who we are. We are a glass bottle full of beach sand because we are full of adventure, we are the 100-year-old biscuit passed down generation to generation because we are proud of where we came from, and we are the shoes we saved because they might have actually saved us. In an age where material culture seems to define our lives we are simultaneously defining material culture. Hundreds of years from now when we are gone, as are all those who knew us, the relics of our lives will remain because they are preserved in the stories that surround them.
Relics is an installation designed to live in a public space. Its purpose is to preserve and place on a pedestal those stories that we attach to the important material elements of our lives. Users ca