Thursday, November 5, 2009


I began with finding the 6 commonalities (sender, channel, message, receiver, noise, and feedback). From there I drew out a couple iterations of basic lines defining where exactly each one occurs in the communication model. Finding some very little form, I began relating that form to other recognizable forms. I came across a mushroom, a teeter totter, a swing set, and finally a pendulum. I feel that a pendulum is definitely representational of my postcard conversation in a way (repetitious, looping).


  1. LANCE
    Your little book is the most interesting idea
    - don't add too much information, keep it simple, get away from the "sharing" idea or make that your key note and main point
    -think about making many books- several versions, different characters/messages? (probably about 4-5 would be nice)

    the balls are a good way to show the metaphor of progression, but its fairly boring and would get too repetitive

  2. Your idea of the pocket book is a winner. It's interesting, fun way to learn the communication model. There are several things to consider though. At a small size, you may run into the problem of overcrowding the page. Make sure you include only the necessary information. Also, you mentioned color to me, I think your little books could be varied in color. That would keep them interesting because there could be a series of different books.

    Also, no tape or balls. Ever.

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  4. Color could diffidently be used as a tool. Have you considered the physics behind this action, such as kinetic energy(energy due to a motion) and what information that suggests, or velocity could be used to describe: attitudes, knowledge, social system, culture).