YOU ASS - MASTER'S THESIS
My interest in social interactions, bias, and misjudgments has been a dominant source from which content has been obtained. "You Ass" is a project based around a satirical novel that directly addresses these issues, based on publicly generated content. I devised a system of data gathering that consists of both formal and informal variables in the form of discussions online, interpersonal interactions, and ballot box submissions. As a designer, I am interested in exposing the nature of social interaction and its pratfalls. I accomplish this through the lens of a public systems project. By employing humor, the project allows the audience to examine their behavior through a critical scope. My influences for "You Ass" come from many different disciplines of creative expression, including photography, performance, multimedia, creative writing, and visual communication.