Star Power is a multimedia project that explores the historical and cultural significance of the five-pointed star while challenging its standardized depictions in contemporary culture. It consists of a book, a generative website, and a series of posters, each medium examining the symbol in a unique way.
The book delves into the use of the five-pointed star in ancient mythology, religious iconography, and modern culture. It also examines its significance in popular culture, such as in advertising, commercial and political propaganda. The generative website is an interactive platform that allows users to generate unique personalized star designs by inputting text and adjusting various parameters. This challenges the standardized depictions of stars by encouraging users to engage with the symbol in new and creative ways. The posters serve as a canvas that prompts people to think about the process of drawing five-pointed stars in a more interactive and creative manner.
Star Power encourages viewers to reconsider the significance of this ubiquitous symbol, challenging them to think critically about its uses and meanings. By exploring the use of the star throughout history and in contemporary culture, the project opens up new avenues of interpretation, inspiring viewers to engage with the symbol in new and creative ways.