2018Grain to Pixels, Pixels to DustBook Design
* Work in Progress*
Grain to Pixels, Pixels to Dust looks at the tyrannical rule of technology over the development of images. Originally designed for the human eye, images are now designed for digital eyes: they are invisible, code and digital dust, and we are given permission to see them through our devices. The method in which we perceive images, make images, and see images has shifted alongside technological developments. While technologies such as cameras, camera phones, photoshop, illustrator, etc., is designed to help us create images, we cannot say with absolute certainty that humans have authority over them. Cave paintings became portraits, flattened spaces became dimensional, paintings became photographs, and photographs became something ruled by the camera rather than the human eye. Grain to Pixels, Pixels to Dust is a thesis speculating a future in which technological dependence will eventually lead to the inability to view anything in the world, physical or digital, without the help of external augmentation.The physical book itself takes on 2 different sizes: one proportional to traditional image sizes, and another proportional to standard screen sizes. Wrapped in a silver book cloth and categorized in RGB, it's purpose is to narrate the onslaught of digital dependence and image making, as creatives, we must be aware of this shift, but whether anyone does anything about it, that's a whole other book.