Compressing an Event

Tools:  Adobe Photoshop


As spatial designers we are perpetually concerned with at least four dimensions (often far, far more).  The complex coordination of activities within a space over time are central issues within the design process.  Designers must continue to develop effect means of both observing and representing time and space in their visualizations.


For this journal you will select a simple action in a simple space (such as walking down stairs).  By taking multiple pictures of the action as it progresses and overlaying the graphics in Photoshop you will compress time into a singular image, celebrating both the action and its engagement in space and time.

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