Graduate student at Parsons The New School for Design pursuing MFA in Design+Technology

5 in 5

5 projects in 5 days for one of the Major Studio assignments.

Day 1

Night Lights

I started by editing some photographs I took at night in Dumbo near Brooklyn Bridge. My intention was to edit them so that the lights and the colors would be highlighted in a subtle way and the images will have a shiny and moving feel.

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 I used Photoshop for this. I got the shiny subtle texture but the photographs felt static. 

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To add movement, I took the concept further and converted the images to cinemagraphs adding subtle moving elements in After Effects.

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Day 2

DON”T

For this project, I did a photo series on the street trash. Instead of taking photos of beautiful stuff, I picked up my camera and roamed around the streets collecting photos of trash.

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In addition to its harmful effects on people and the surroundings, no matter how balanced or well adjusted the photographs are, it doesn’t look good in them, forget about in real on the streets.

DON’T throw your shit on the streets. DON’T.

Day 3

Gig Documentation Teaser

I have been following Mount Kimbie, an electronic music duo for a while now and really wanted to attend their gig at The Wick in Brooklyn. So I did and for this project, I decided to document some of the things that transpired during the gig. I made videos during the 3-4 hours I was there covering the whole area. I realised how hard concert photography/videography is. There is not enough lighting, people move all the time and its very difficult to get stable shots.

I made some new friends and had an amazing time. Just click on the link to check how crazy it was!

https://vimeo.com/105083970

Day 4

Ivy

https://soundcloud.com/xzayoso/sets/ivy

This is a music project I did which is a compilation of some of my loops and short abstract pieces. This is the second short little EP which goes under one of the projects I do called μoodles.

http://black-strings.tumblr.com/tagged/muoodle/

I had made 4 μoodles earlier so for this project, I made the fifth one called Home, levelled all the tracks, made the cover art (edited a photo I took back home in India) and uploaded it to soundcloud and my portfolio blog. I used Ableton Live for them.

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Day 5

Enter the Void T-shirt

Ever since I saw the movie, I’ve wanted its t-shirt. So I thought of designing a t-shirt for this project. I wanted it to be really neat, colourful and abstract. So for the front, I took some scenes from the movie and arranged them in a circular shape (representing the void). For the back, I used barcode for the movie from the site: http://moviebarcode.tumblr.com/post/4002326136/enter-the-void-2009-prints.
I placed the bar on the bottom left because I wanted it to be a little unconventional (as is the movie).

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Portfolio Website


A color-coded portfolio site I did for my Web final during Bootcamp, MFADT 2014. Scroll in the bars to see more of my works!

http://a.parsons.edu/~mahau289/portfolio/index.html

poinTARTA GUI art generator for one of my code assignments during Bootcamp, MFADT 2014.

http://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/156865
PatternsSome interactive patterns I made through Processing for one of my code assignments.
Touch me not
http://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/156033
A 2-player game prototype where one player has to use the arrow keys to move Cartman around and the other player has to catch it with the mouse.
Made this for one of the code assignments during Bootcamp, MFADT 2014.
FlowsophyA book containing minimal abstractions of philosophical thoughts and insights inspired by the descriptions of some of the cities in the book Invisible Cities by Calvino Italo.
One of my design assignments for Bootcamp, MFADT 2014.

Black Strings

Black Strings
New blog! My black and white photography, conceptual typography, experimental designs, music doodles and mixes.

Mien
C4D + Photoshop
(An installation idea involving typography and neon lights)
Wall Wave Piller Observer Street
Observe. Serve.
Hysteresis
Photoshop + Photography