Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Digital Renavigation
Ji Hyun Kim

We live in a world where the way we perceive the world is vastly affected by our experiences. From the moment we are born, we experience things and we are taught the appropriate way to live, the appropriate way to talk, the appropriate way to eat, how to be good and how not to be bad, who to respect and who to disrespect. But these constructs are extremely fluid things; morals and ethics shift from one generation to another, and as technologies continue to advance, so do the ways in which we perceive. Digital frontier is a space that is both virtual and physical (we interact with it still, using our bodies) and it can offer us a new, unique perspective in which we see and navigate the social structures that make up our perspectives. Society is a structure that is organized into spaces and hypothetical hierarchy. We navigate spaces and virtual structures that forms our culture but the way we think about our body and mind and space is being reformed even as we speak. Digital Renavigation uses this newly founded artificial space to create a series of experiences for the general public that questions and unhinges descriptors from their physical representations. Through it, the users experience a deconstruction of abusive, oppressive authority that are prevalent in minority narratives. Ultimately, these exercises aim to leave the users in a state of irrationality and confusion- a necessary step before they can reconstruct their new perspectives.

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Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

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Hilary Tunstall

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Gosbinda Vizarretea

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Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

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Horin Yip

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Katie Zheng