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Pillflower World – an app in development

Heller, Lynne (2017) Pillflower World – an app in development. Virtual Creativity, 7 (2). pp. 155-162. ISSN 23979704 (Submitted)

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Abstract

This visual essay introduces and describes an IOS app that is currently in development. The app is based on an ongoing project Pillflowers (2004–present), an aesthetic response to the prevalent use of pharmaceuticals in North American society. Pills and tablets make up the petals
of flowers that create 200 mandala-like designs. The essay details the five functions of the app that are either created or in process – grow, gather, play, dream and gift. An analysis and associated images for each function round out the text.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Credits: Artwork & Sound Design: Lynne Heller, http://lynnehellerprojects.com/ Programming: Connor Dear, Kenneth Faria, commitlabs.github.io Music: Tony Smith, http://tonysmithguitar.com/ Contributor details Lynne Heller is a post-disciplinary artist, an educator and academic. Her interests encompass material culture, new media performative interaction, graphic novels and sculptural installation. Heller completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 and her Ph.D. in 2016 at University College Dublin, Ireland from the department of Gender, Culture and Identity in the School of Humanities and Arts, with a research focus on feminist practice in online culture. Her research was practice -based, with a specialty in Digital Media Arts. She is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University in the Faculty of Design and the Graduate Faculty, as well as being co-director of the Data Materialization Lab. Heller is also an adjunct faculty membe:r of SMARTlab, Ireland.
Uncontrolled Keywords: pharmaceuticals, app, game, interaction, mandalas, pattern, pillflower, selfie
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Research Labs > Data Materialization Studio
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 15:01
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2018 09:15
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2148

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