My project's main point is to provide a nice comfortable sleeping location for any tiring opossum traveler. I noticed that they were always sleeping in very weird and uncomfortable locations so I decided to create a comfortable sleeping location for them to rest at during the day.
The area around Alewife brook reservation is fast paced and full of commuters. However, the ecology of the area is very rich and diverse. The Sound Catcher is a portable wearable that collects sounds from the wearer’s environment in order to allow them to feel more relaxed and in touch with the ecology of the park.
The Sound Catcher is a interactive device to help commuters in urban environments slow down and enjoy nature. The project is constructed by using a microphone to catch noise and amplify it, while using a sound channeling form, somewhat cone-like in shape. to only focus on nature instead of the urban environment. The Sound Catcher has a 3d printed mounting piece that attaches to somebody's arm so they could point the device at a bird or a tree rustling in the wind and they would hear what they pointed at much louder than they would have originally. The directional experience of pointing the device at a sound creates a visual link between humans and birds, trees, or other sources of nature sounds. The user would wear a pair of headphones and connect the sound catcher to their computer, this would allow them to experience the beauty of the environment.
The Sound Catcher is a portable device that collects sounds from the wearer’s environment in order to allow them to feel more relaxed and in touch with the ecology of the reservation. It is a microphone surrounded by a sound-isolating cone, designed to help you only hear what you want to hear.
The area around alewife is fast-paced and full of commuters. The project helps someone get in touch with the environment. It is for someone who passes through the area and does not notice the beauty of it, and it will help them slow down and experience nature more fully and ignore the urban areas. It works by collecting sound from a certain area only, which is done by covering the microphone with sound reflecting material on the inside, and sound dampening material on the outside.
The BirdBeacon is a hanging light which communicates to people that birds might not be valued or noticed in urban settings, but they are everywhere, including in the places where we don't pay attention.
The BirdBeacon is much like an upside-down lamppost, with a perch on the side for birds to sit down on. When a bird sits on the perch, the device activates, turning on the beacon light at the end of the pole. The project is designed to prompt people to pay more attention to the world around them, as people are often seen rushing from place to place, without actually looking around them and taking the time to notice little things.
To use the product, people would hang the BirdBeacon onto trees in public areas, like parks or sidewalks. Over time, the beacons would be activated by birds perching on the beacons themselves. The beacons would remain activated after the bird leaves, eventually creating a tree full of lights.
After the Final Presentation, you have the opportunity to consider your presentation in light of final feedback and discussion. You will spend additional time reviewing you presentations, refining you portfolio, and polishing you work before it is made public on the internet.
The Self Evaluation is an opportunity for you to reflect on your work during the Studio. Students and Coaches receive the same prompts and categories, and the students will evaluate their own progress and skill levels in Design Skills and Subject Skills applicable to the studio both numerically and textually. Through a narrative, you will also reflect on the quality and rigor of your work, give feedback on the studio, and have the opportunity to receive similar feedback directly from the coach.