Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2013

John Bussiere
.Exe: Six Frames
John Bussiere
.Exe: Six Frames

The language of media constantly reshapes and informs the ways in which we see. From temporal- ities framed within the aesthetics of a medium to the cultural fetishism of technological objects, the communication between human and computer shifts our perspectival relationship not only to those objects but how we see them. This project is an archival investigation into those relationships juxtaposing these technological phenomena to Lev Manovich’s ‘The Principles of New media,’ a text that explores these relationships and frames them within a set of parameters. By animating the images within this book, the intrinsic qualities of the original medium are maintainedwithin an archival form, creating the illusion of new media within a physical body. Each animation consists of six frames, which mirrors the hypnotic looping of GIF animations. The innate medium is subverted through the illusion of new media interactions.


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