Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2018

Internet experiences are often characterized by distraction, over-stimulation, and anxiety. The ease with which a user can jump from one page to another reduces the ability to spend time with a thought or ruminate more deeply on an idea.

My themes for this project are nature and meditation. Meditation is important in our life because it can help us eliminate negative thoughts, anxiety, and worries. Also, it can help us to live the healthier life. Meditation can help us manage our minds so we can think positive thoughts, feel happy, and release stress.

We often try to find the harder way to meditate ourselves but we can easily find a way to meditate if we just look around in nature. Looking at a peaceful view and listening to nature sounds such as sounds of the waterfall, sounds of birds in forests can help us feel relaxed. So, I decided to make series of minimal videos about nature and meditation.

My project is to create a tranquil web space for contemplation. My concept is to create a series of animations that depict peaceful natural scenes. Like screen savers, these visualizations occupy the entire screen, running through tranquil visual loops. As with the meditative ritual of chanting, repetition is a means of losing oneself. I want to explore this idea with the medium of animation, using the forms of nature as a counterpoint to the frantic condition of online living.

Maxine Joy Almendra

Daniela Al-Saleh

Amon Dario Appelt

Shruti Ashok

Whitney Badge

Jaire Berkel

Ingrid Bonetti

Victoria Boyd

Madison Bozinoff

Malulani Bria

Kaylin Brown

Rachel Brownjohn

Olive Burd

Germán Castellanos Reyes

Madeline Cericola

Vicky Chau

Amber Chen

Victor Chen

Wendy Ching

Connie Chu

Channon Chung

Leonardo Cilmi

Emma T. Conway

Nicole Corso

Qamile Dani

Magdalena de la Torre Suárez

Amanda Ericson

Dan Feldman

Anna Feng

Natalia Flores

Peter Frasco

Lucia Garza

Mariana Gaviria

Mikey Hefez

Adrianna Hinsey

Avinash Hirdaramani

Marielle Holland

Grace Hong

Surkho Shane Hong

Pauline Hotelier

Dylan Hughes

Jiyoung Hwang

Sonali Jain

Andrea S. Jassir

Christina Jenkins

Maria Jessica

Erin Johnston

Javarius Jones

Yea Ji Jung

Rachel Kahn

Anastasia Kharchenko

Jonathan Haojaq Kho

Alexa Kim

Cindy Dawon Kim

Sang Dennis Kim

Somin Kim

Yoonji Kim

Kyungmin Ko

Sidney Law

Kevin Lee

Jane Lee

Matheus Dal Santo Lewis Sage Smith

Kristiana Marcon

Hannah Marshall

Kruti Mehta

Gabriel Mester

Charlotte Miller

Mintra Morrison

Tamir Moses

Kaisha Murzamadiyeva

Thomas Nghia Nguyen

Lanie Nowak

Satoe Onizuka

Steven Orts

Owen Pace

Tatyana Palacios

Herin Park

Olga Pavlova

Luli Peralta-Esquivel

Lindsay Petricca

Constanza Pinto

Shreya Razak

Costanza Reiser

Vincent Riportella

Bateel Saber

Ahana Seth

Cristina Soberon

Rebecca Speiser

Natalia Spotts

Sabrina Steck

JD Stephenson Jr.

Richard Supriano

Eden Tartour

Jissaura Taveras Hernandez

Nathalia Tello Arias

Liz Tsai

Altyn Turdukulova

Amena Tyebji

Gabriela Vieira

Juan Diego Villegas

Yige Wang

Evelyn Wu

Jessie Yao

Crystal Yin

Rebecca Jiayi Zhou