Monday, June 14, 2010

Crysis Wars environment & SketchUp

Sketch up file.

Crysis file.

Instructions for Crysis!

Drive to stop sign

press k for elevator to come down,

go in elevator, press l for elevator to go up, turn to the left and walk to the desk once elevator stops rising. walk away then walk back. observe change in frame.

go back down (press k) drive to the second elevator press use on the right vending machine (get a drink, walking through the desert is hard work!=P) till it goes up.

once on top walk through the structure. Each computer activates the structure and its lighting system

walk back to the second stop sign and go back on the elevator. press the use button on the left vending machineto come back down.

proceed to the cave stand as close as possible to the door and find the auto trigger (should be near the middle) enter and observe. to exit, walk back to the door approx where the first trigger was and exit.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

5 real time image captures

Hellen Keller & Angela Merkel:

This view is from the third pillar of the valley where the two bridges form a link which is adjacent to the road. As you drive on the highway, you would be constantly gazing upon these two massive structures that loom over you, perceivably daunting and threatening, and consequently evoking a sense of raw, tangible power.

The view from above Helen Keller's office looking onto Merkel's structure. The glass frame bridge is designed to engulf Keller's office as it protects the office from certain environmental hazards. As Helen Keller writes on her desk, the glass frame closes in on the structure representing the grasp of power that she obtains through her literature.

Furthermore, Keller's glass office is symbolic of her physical fragility, however as the office comes down which acts as an elevator, it blocks off all traffic in a manifestation of her empowerment. Merkel's elevator and office brings about the concept of one's roots. Her elevator represents her simplistic lifestyle before her introduction into politics. As the small limited elevator gradually takes her up, she is able to utilise a much larger structure with greater space, symbolic of her steady rise in world leadership.

As she walks through the various offices she is able to access the lighting systems through the computer as she is able to manipulate the various components of the structures to provide ambient light as she does her work.

The contrast between the two rooms is due to each person's individual needs. Helen Keller, being blind and deaf, would find it much more convenient for her to mobilise around a smaller office. Merkel on the other hand, requires a much greater space for meetings and other various arrangements with leaders across the world. Merkel's structure does not only symbolise her power, but the power of her country.

The Dining table, placed in a cave which is engulfed by a bright yellow light to suggest a nostalgic tone again hinting going back to ones roots, or ones past. The table set into the floor against sets the idea that before they obtained power, they were just average citizens. The table itself has many levels attached to it, where guests would sit lower down to suggest a lower level of importance compared to the two. Furthermore, the cave is closed off by a slide door to prevent unwanted access, again highlighting power from exclusion as well as blocking out environmental hazards.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

36 custom textures

From left to right;
Scalar, Linear, Rotational, Erratic, Flux, Vertigo

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Various concept designs from sandbox2 and sketchup

Table designs:

DINING TABLE: the dining table signifies the approach that power is overwhelming yet at the same time joyous. The jagged edges around the table signify the risks involved in wielding a great deal of power, while simultaneously exuding dominance. Dining around the table also represents the hierarchy involved in the social structure of the guests and hosts. The guests would sit around the table as the two hosts sit in the center surrounded by the various forms that represent different aspects of power, i.e. influence, reputation, control, courage, etc. All these qualities highlight leadership and what society attributes to them which is ultimately how their dominance and power is perceived.

Trial concepts with various environments:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

MashUp of articles

She is a warrior. She knows what she wants. She is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively. There's no one else who can really match her power, since power is her thing. She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage.

Understood to be a heroine of uncommon grace and courage, a sort of worldly saint, she manages to stay in power by governing quietly, cautiously, and pragmatically from the center stage. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before yet simultaneously she likes to pose as an ordinary citizen. Thrifty as she is, the warrior in a vaster and more vexing conflict remains true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Strong, beautiful, unsmiling, painfully untamed, she is able to build up credibility through encountering a great deal of adversity and struggle.

Her brilliancy, penetration, originality, wisdom, character enables her to utilize her power effectively, thus emerging as the key player in her ventures. Her legacy, after all, is an epistemological marker of sorts, seeking those who will teach her about power and eventually force her to claim her own.

Angela Merkel: Times Topic: Angela Merkel, 'The New York Times', viewed may 10th 2010,

Miranda Kerr: Miranda Kerr: Motivation, '', view may 10th 2010,

Helen Keller
: What Helen Keller Saw: the making of a writer, 'The New Yorker', viewed may 10th 2010,

Monday, May 10, 2010

Image of valley with Sandbox2 image

Monument Valley, USA
source:[taken at 10/05/10]

Sandbox2 Valley