If this semester was an ice rink, I forgot my skates and decided to melt the ice and go swimming instead. Also, I’m terrible at swimming but managed to stay afloat. “Stay afloat” is actually a phrase I’ve ended my journal entries with since February 2020. …

We’re lucky we got a fireside chat, even though the world’s on fire.

CONVERSATION

As a class, we were asked to read two chapters from the Graphic Design Reader, a set of essays from design history:

  1. What is this thing called graphic design criticism? …

Case Study is a research video project that juxtaposes three different artists in order to make new connections between dance and design. I chose to structure the video as two simultaneous conversations, one between Leo Walk and myself, and one between Na Kim and myself.

Leo Walk is a dancer…

The made and the makers: Angela Lian and Ellie Schiltz

It’s funny to think our first idea for this project was the concept of living on Mars. Space took many meanings throughout our process. The Hyperakt case study we chose as a starting point was Designing a learning space about learning spaces, which dealt with disrupting and reimagining educational spaces…

This project stumped me the most, no doubt. There were so many requirements to consider, them being: three 30–45-second videos, interpreting community, non-linear narrative, and square compositions that must loop. I found it hard to start anywhere because it didn’t make sense to me yet.

My first idea was based…

Upon first reading Gertrude Stein’s “Tender Buttons”, I was caught off guard by the interesting cadence and association of words with certain subjects. Therefore, I wanted to first choose two subjects that I was familiar with visually before diving into the complexity of the poetry. …

My word: Together

Initial ideas: Things coming together, being together, working together. My storyboard focused on the direction of shots to connect video clips. …

Angela Lian

Graphic design student at Boston University

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