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An End and a Beginning

It is 31 December, 2013, and this will be my final blog post. When I first started BrainKids in January 2009, it was intended to be a public sketchbook of sorts – a space that would motivate me to be

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An End and a Beginning

It is 31 December, 2013, and this will be my final blog post. When I first started BrainKids in January 2009, it was intended to be a public sketchbook of sorts – a space that would motivate me to be

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The Move to Animation (and its Subsequent Demise) II

In my previous post, I included two possible voiceovers for my now-defunct animation project – a dialogue, and a soliloquy. I decided to go with the soliloquy because it felt much more honest. I started exploring different methods and mediums

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The Move to Animation (and its Subsequent Demise) II

In my previous post, I included two possible voiceovers for my now-defunct animation project – a dialogue, and a soliloquy. I decided to go with the soliloquy because it felt much more honest. I started exploring different methods and mediums

The Move to Animation (and its Subsequent Demise) I

While exploring diagrams, I revisited the issue of my relationship with language(s). It stems from my anxiety regarding my “Singaporean voice” and my “American voice,” which I had first explored artistically in my sophomore year. These were the sketches/notes I

The Move to Animation (and its Subsequent Demise) I

While exploring diagrams, I revisited the issue of my relationship with language(s). It stems from my anxiety regarding my “Singaporean voice” and my “American voice,” which I had first explored artistically in my sophomore year. These were the sketches/notes I

VCS Movie Screenings Fall 2013

VCS Movie Screenings Fall 2013 Poster

My latest design assignment for the Visual & Critical Studies Department was a poster for the movie screenings that the department will be presenting for the Fall 2013 semester. At first, I was going to do a really straightforward type-heavy

VCS Movie Screenings Fall 2013

VCS Movie Screenings Fall 2013 Poster

My latest design assignment for the Visual & Critical Studies Department was a poster for the movie screenings that the department will be presenting for the Fall 2013 semester. At first, I was going to do a really straightforward type-heavy

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Exploring Diagrams as Depictions of the Self II

After that short detour into the ‘Infographic about the Infographic,’ I continued in search of a more holistic and consistent approach to diagrams. If I remember correctly, at the time I was thinking about how I needed this kind of

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Exploring Diagrams as Depictions of the Self II

After that short detour into the ‘Infographic about the Infographic,’ I continued in search of a more holistic and consistent approach to diagrams. If I remember correctly, at the time I was thinking about how I needed this kind of

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The Infographic about the Infographic

While I was experimenting with drawing diagrams in order to depict my internal dialogue, I hit a lot of roadblocks – how should I depict the two halves of myself? How should I depict the interaction between the two halves?

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The Infographic about the Infographic

While I was experimenting with drawing diagrams in order to depict my internal dialogue, I hit a lot of roadblocks – how should I depict the two halves of myself? How should I depict the interaction between the two halves?

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Exploring Diagrams as Depictions of the Self

After working on the dialogue as detailed in the last post, I had written an artist statement for another class, and also drew up a preliminary diagram that illustrated certain interests/leanings that I have. In the spring semester, I began

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Exploring Diagrams as Depictions of the Self

After working on the dialogue as detailed in the last post, I had written an artist statement for another class, and also drew up a preliminary diagram that illustrated certain interests/leanings that I have. In the spring semester, I began

An Internal Dialogue I

Halfway through the fall semester last year, I left the flowchart behind. My professor had suggested that I write a dialogue between myself and an imagined, 5-year-older future self. I had reacted negatively at first, but the more I thought

An Internal Dialogue I

Halfway through the fall semester last year, I left the flowchart behind. My professor had suggested that I write a dialogue between myself and an imagined, 5-year-older future self. I had reacted negatively at first, but the more I thought

Confessions about Confessing: Moving into Prose

In my last post, I described how I moved from my initial doodled flowchart to something more expansive and systematic. As a writing experiment – the independent study started off with a reading/writing focus after all – I was asked

Confessions about Confessing: Moving into Prose

In my last post, I described how I moved from my initial doodled flowchart to something more expansive and systematic. As a writing experiment – the independent study started off with a reading/writing focus after all – I was asked

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Confessions about Confessing: Stage 2 & 3

This is a follow-up to my last post, in which I introduced a flowchart that I had created to describe my own feelings and insecurities about writing, particularly confessional writing. After showing that chart to Greg, he mentioned that at

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Confessions about Confessing: Stage 2 & 3

This is a follow-up to my last post, in which I introduced a flowchart that I had created to describe my own feelings and insecurities about writing, particularly confessional writing. After showing that chart to Greg, he mentioned that at