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Six Days, Seven Students Omnia Attallah Candace Ellicott Patrick Foster Brad Gao Saijia Sun Jessica Wang Yujing Zhang Michael LeBlanc, professor 2011


Š2011 by Omnia Attallah, Candace Ellicott, Patrick Foster, Brad Gao, Michael LeBlanc, Saijia Sun, Jessica Wang, and Yujing Zhang. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionShareAlike 2.5 Canada License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ca/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California 94105, USA.


We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future. -Marshall McLuhan The half-baked dreams that emerge from the maws of our imaginations are most often the result of combinations of deviant ideas. While it is true that ‘innovations’ are composed of many small incremental and reasonable improvements, ‘revolutions’ are not the result of reason. They are the result of one idea striking another unrelated idea to create an independently significant concept. Most of these examples of recombinant thought—like Richard Dawkins’ monstrous biomorphs—are cast aside, stillborn. Yet if we are favourable

preface

to them, a minute fraction of these notions can emerge with promise. William Blake understood the origins of the creative act, which is why he considered that “improvement makes straight roads, but crooked roads … are roads of genius.” These projects—the result of six class days of speculation on six crazy ideas—reflect in different ways on how visual language changes with time and culture. The questions that were posed are intended to mix meaning with temporal considerations, forcing students to literally “design through the rear view mirror.” The notions that they present in this book will help to augment the possibility that interesting scenarios—ripe for future contemplation—might emerge from these day-long meditations. —Michael LeBlanc Associate Professor of Interdisciplnary Design


For the past fifty years, the world has been making a slow transition from cash to a credit society. Handwringing about the US Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing has eroded confidence in the US dollar. Paranoia in certain sectors has marginalized cash; governments have become suspicious of large cash transactions and it is now possible for one to go through normal life without handling cash bills at all. If—heaven forbid—a worldwide catastrophe were to render useless the computers that make possible our (so-called) cashless society, cash would probably resurface as the main method of value transaction. So the question for consideration was: If a society that runs completely on credit (without ever having the concept of paper money) has to transition to material currency, what would that currency look like (and why)?

backwards time is money

This project investigated the idea of “value:” How do we signify value? What is the customary visual language of paper currency, and if that visual language had never existed, what might be alternatives to signify value? Students were asked to design paper currency for a society that has only known credit and debit cards. They were not allowed to use commonly accepted visual forms unless they could ground it in 21st-century iconography. They were allowed to use only those visual forms that, in the 21st century, we recognize as conveying value. Yujing Zhang’s “Smart Gold” suggests that hand-sized electronic tokens of coloured metal will change weight as they gain and lose value through transactions. In “Money, That’s What I Want,” Candace Ellicott proposes a “polymer, flimsy plastic cash system.” Saijia Sun advances an innovative “E-pay” system that employs tear-off electronic paper that can transmit and receive value transactions. Patrick Foster’s “CUE” idea presents his credit-card-like idea in the form of standard Canadian government graphic propaganda. —Michael LeBlanc


CANDACE ELLICOTT

Money, that’s what I want. THE NEW CURRENCY Consumers will still be paying with plastic but as a result of a collapsed technological society, plastic will take on a whole new meaning as the Bank of Canada introduces polymer plastic dollar bills. Durable and hard to counterfit, the currency is a vibrant emblematic change from small bland credit cards. It is a positive image for Canada’s future, as it advertises Canadas strongest economies, such as natural resources like water, wood and precious metals, on all the metric notes, as well as images of Canada’s service industry like in the 20 note which shows the research being done into genomes and is a service in Toronto. Some of the security measures include: Laminated embossed polymer with special tensile threads creating unique patterns on each note,

The year is TWO THOUSAND SEVENTY FIVE and the computer system supporting credit-cards is gone. And thus all similar systems are down as well for the forseeable future. Computers are a thing of the past, convenience is a new dirty word. The current state of affairs is that the world economy has been devestated. The move from a information society to an earlier Industrial society has resulted. Now an average person makes 3-5 transactions a day face-to-face with retailers as opposed to an average of 20/day when there were computers. Cities have grown more dense as cost of living is very expensive, so people have to live smaller so to speak and be smart with their cash now. One wonders if the government purposely killed the internet to control the economy. Without credit and easy shopping systems people are forced to only use the money they have. Loans are still given out but it’s a lot harder to get them these days. People don’t use oil to run cars anymore as that pretty much dried up, instead they use compost, cooking fat and water powered vehicles. But water is scarce in the world. The idea of establishing a chequing system, which was reminiscent of the old credit card swipe system was considered. It was voted out to the fact that printing and storage of the final transactions would be excessive. So, a polymer, flimsy plastic cash system was put forth, starting at a slightly bigger size than the credit card and progressively getting bigger as the denominations get bigger. Now as consumers have to shop face to face with a retailer, as online shopping, and sending cash through the post is a thing of the past, cash is the only way forward. The new Canadian money has been designed to advertise Canada’s strongest economies, to help foster a sense of community and further patriotism, as well as to promote Canada globally. Canada’s economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs about three quarters of Canadians. Second to services is the “knowledge-based part of the economy which includes services. Finally, Canada is unusual among developed countries in the importance of Canada’s natural resources being converted into primary products.


Canadian leaf reinforces nationality And text talks about Canada’s vibrant economy

//// ////Slash patterns are denomination specific

Embossed and printed denomination, numerically and in braille

UV, and special inks which make it hard conterfitting

ANATOMY OF A DOLLAR: AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR CANADA ///////////////////// $C10 ///// //////////////////////////////////////////////

Leading country in exportation of water Economic growth in Natual Resources

////////// BANK OF ///////////// CANADA

Photographs of Canada’s economic landscapes featured

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ////////////////////////////////////// M 1786554 98 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /////// TEN DOLLARS

Iconography which symbolises the top strengths of Canada’s economy

Foil embossed strip

Holographic iconography with embossed serial numbers, images are of Canadas’ key iconography

01234500000600

045

//////////////// $C20 ////////////////////////////// //////////////////////////////////////////////

/////////// BANK OF ////////////// CANADA Leading research in the human genome Economic growth in the Service Industry

New Currency

A special thread embedded in the bank note

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ////////////////////////////////////// T 247735 98 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ///////// TWENTY DOLLARS

Transparent polymer substrate-not printed

As denominations get larger so does the length of the currency

Unique pattern of diggitised stickers 01234500000600

045

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PATRICK FOSTER

It’s Your CUE! In the wake of the INTERAC System Collapse, the Government of Canada, in conjunction with its banking partners, introduces the new Commercial Unit of Exchange. This portable, compact card system will allow for the ongoing conduct of business, shopping and bill payment so vital to our economy. This pamphlet has been designed to introduce you to the new CUEs, so that you may become more familiar with your new way to shop for food, clothes, cars and more.

Dans le sillage de l’effondrement du système INTERAC, le gouvernement du Canada, de concert avec ses partenaires bancaires introduit la nouvelle Unité Commerciale d’Exchange. Ce portable, système de carte compact permettra pour la conduite en cours d’affaires, de shopping et de paiement de factures si vital pour notre économie. Cette brochure a été conçue pour vous faire découvrir les indices nouveaux, de sorte que vous pouvez devenir plus familier avec votre nouvelle façon de magasiner pour la nourriture, des vêtements, de voitures et plus.


Features of the CUE Get to know the features of the new CUE cards, so that you may more easily recognize their specific individual values.

BRAILLE VALUE ENCODING

ONE HUNDRED

OUR ISSUING PARTNER

CISSOUEDMUNMDERERTHECAUIATHOLRITYUOFNANITD GUS VALUE IN UNITS

TEN

VALIDATION CODES

THE HOLOSTRIP IS YOUR PROOF OF REAL VALUE

Caractéristiques de la CUE Apprenez à connaître les caractéristiques des nouvelles cartes CUE, afin que vous puissiez plus facilement reconnaître leurs propres valeurs individuelles.

CHGOAVERNNMGENET OF CANADA EX F O S IT N U L IA C THE ER BY M D CISSOUEDMUNDER THE AUTHORITY OF AND GUARANTEE BACKWARDS TIME IS MONEY 15


More features of the CUE Plus de fonctionnalités de la CUE • Each partner institutions’ CUEs may have

differing visual flourishes and branding, but all ONE HUNDRED

CUEs should look essentially the same. Beware fakes!

• CUEs are available in unit denominations of 1, 10, 100, 1000, and, for larger purchases, 10,000 (available only at banks.) Larger custom denominations may be requested for certain COMMERCIAL UNITS OF EXCHANGE purchases, such as homes or vehicles. ISSUED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF AND GUARANTEED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

• Each CUE’s value is encoded in Braille for our unsighted citizens.

TEN

COMMERCIAL UNITS OF EXCHANGE ISSUED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF AND GUARANTEED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

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• Our partner banks may offer specific promotional offers in conjunction with retailers, but only the CUE’s face value is guaranteed by the Government of Canada. • Chaque DUC institutions partenaires peuvent avoir des fioritures visuelles et l’image de marque, mais tous les indices devraient examiner essentiellement les mêmes. Méfiez-vous des contrefaçons! • DUC sont disponibles en coupures de 1 unité, 10, 100, 1000, et, pour les achats importants, 10000 (disponible uniquement dans les banques.) grosses coupures personnalisé peut être demandé pour certains achats, comme les maisons ou les véhicules. • La valeur de chaque CUE est codé en braille pour les citoyens non-voyant.

UNITÉS COMMERCIALES DE CHANGE A L'APPROBATION DE ET GARANTIS PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT DU CANADA

• Nos banques partenaires peuvent offrir des offres spécifiques promtional en liaison avec les détaillants, mais seulement la valeur nominale du CUE est garantie par le gouvernement du Canada.


Did you know…?

Saviez-vous ...?

• The CUE was designed to fit easily into your existing wallet or purse, replacing your INTERAC cards.

• Le CUE a été conçu pour s’intégrer facilement dans votre portefeuille existant ou dans un sac, en remplacement de vos cartes INTERAC.

• Each CUE value level has a different corner cut off, to make it easier to sort values.

• Chaque niveau de la valeur de repère a un coin différent couper, de le rendre plus facile à trier les valeurs.

WIth your help, Canada will adapt to these new challenges to our financial way of life as it has always faced adversity: with calm, dignity and resolve. Avec votre aide, le Canada à s’adapter à ces nouveaux défis à notre façon financière de la vie comme elle l’a toujours fait face à l’adversité: avec calme, dignité et détermination.

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BRAD GAO


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SAIJIA SUN


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JESSICA WANG

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Versatile

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GOOD THRU

12/90

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$900.00 TO

Recycleable

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Safe


Graphic Graphictablet tablet (Touch (Touchscreen) screen)

Fingerprint Fingerprintidentifier identifier

Authentication Authentication (shell (shelltag) tag)


YUJING ZHANG


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my bombness

In Boston in 2007, a blinking-light advertising campaign for Aqua Teen Hunger Force caused a panic, bringing out bomb squads and putting the city into a code red terrorist alert. More recently, in Denver, bomb squads halted traffic in a main thoroughfare to “defuse” a toy robot that was affixed to a footbridge support. Students were asked to develop/propose an object and present a scenario that would lead the authorities to regard it as a dangerous terrorist threat. Brad Gao’s proposal is to slightly modify an iPhone with black tape, and external battery and a countdown timer app. Saijia Sun’s idea is to engage in a graffiti campaign at selected airports around the world, buttressed by a social media campaign. Jessica Wang’s “Suspicious toy mummy” is a blinking eye doll that hangs from an information board in a subway station. —Michael LeBlanc


CANDACE ELLICOTT

A wiley hoax IT”S A BOMB! NO, Its a fake. A slightly oversized toy from Macy’s toy department, Wile E. Coyote, created quite a stir today, as it was so out of context on NY’s famous Golden Bull statue. It made quite the media and social media frenzy as a result.

Luckily with PR monitoring software by dna13 used by many large consumer companies to protect their brand name, the police were able to see the issue arise through the software before anyone had called it in. They were prompt to respond to the disturbance promptly.

N.Y. TIMES Reported: December 14 2010: An innocuous toy drew much suspicion today in New York cities Financial District. Wile E. Coyote was fixed to the top of the Golden Bull statue, with one eye pulsing intermittently as a continuous low level beep was heard coming from the toy. This Warner brother figure is synonymous with failed bombings and with a sign reading “This is not a Bomb!” no one could be sure if this was a promotion, or a real bomb, but after 911, it was taken seriously. The N.Y. bomb squad were alerted to the situation after DNA11’s PR monitoring software caught 1000’s of social media sites using the phrase “bomb in NY”. The bomb squad taped off the area so they could closely examine the oversized toy for fear it may be an elaborate bomb deployment. 1000’s of traders reported a red silhouette of the road runner stuck to their entrance doors, and felt that perhaps the NY Stock exchange could have been the target for a bombing. --Joyce Smith


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PATRICK FOSTER PATRICK FOSTER

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BRAD GAO


MY BOMBNESS 33


SAIJIA SUN


MY BOMBNESS 35


JESSICA WANG


MY BOMBNESS 37


YUJING ZHANG


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The title of this project comes from the famous Richard Hamilton popart collage of 1956. “Smart environments” are spaces that react in various ways to stimuli from outside conditions and internal users. “Pervasive computing” and inexpensive sensors and actuators make it possible for a building to self-modify. These modifications, however, happen over a very short period of time, compared to the life of a building. Temperature, lighting, air conditioning are all modified temporally over minutes, hours and days.

Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?

I posed the following questions to the students: What if we could design a house that modified itself physically over a long temporal period, such as 20 or 30 years? How could we design a home that would modify itself as it perceives its owners used it? How could a home design change as a couple added children, the children grow older and require more space, and as the children leave the house, to accommodate the retired couple’s expanding hobbies? The result of this group charette was a tentative beginning to some interesting ideas about the nature of “home,” what “smart home” really means, and how families adapt their domiciles to fit their situations over long periods of time.

—Michael LeBlanc


Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? Smart environments are spaces that react in various ways to stimuli from outside conditions and internal users. Pervasive computing and inexpensive sensors and actuators make it possible for a building to self-modify. These modifications, however, happen over a very short period of time, compared to the life of a building. Temperature, lighting, air conditioning are all modifed temporally over minutes, hours and days.

GROUP CHARETTE

What if we could design a house that modified itself physically over a long temporal period, such as 20 or 30 years? How could we design a home that would modify itself as it perceives its owners used it? How could a home design change as a couple added children, the children grow older and require more space, and as the children leave the house, to accommodate the retired couple’s expanding hobbies? BRIEF

This project will be conducted as a design charette. You will work as a team. By the end of the day, you will have created a series of visual proposals that will show how such a Macro-temporal Smart Home would work.


References & Influences

Influences included traditional Roman and Chinese (upper left) open courtyard villas; architects Brian McKay Lyons (middle left), Hugh Jacobsen (lower left), Frank Lloyd Wright (bottom right) and Yoshichika-Takagi (top right.)

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Stage One: Married Couple, No Children LIST OF ROOMS

• • • • • • • •

Living room Master bedroom Bathroom Half-bathroom Kitchen Workspace/office Sport room Guest room

A newly married couple live in this house, with their dog. They don’t have kids yet, so they would have more time to enjoy their lives. A big living room, bathroom and a workspace will be needed to enjoy their daily activities. The kitchen doesn’t need to be too big; a small space for two people is fine. Their dog lives in the foyer. They have a sport room and a laundry in basement, beside garage.


Main floor

Basement

Reading Room

Kitchen

Washroom

Bedroom

Living Room

Dog’s House

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Stage Two: Married Couple, Two Children LIST OF ROOMS

• • • • • • • •

Living room Master bedroom Children’s room Master bathroom Bathroom Kitchen Workspace/office Guest room

When the family Facebook page announces that the ultrasound has revealed twins, the house enlarges the nursery. The nursery/children’s bedroom enlarges sufficiently to accommodate a large play area at one end. A hamper system delivers laundry from the rooms to the basement as needed. The kitchen is enlarged to accommodate family meals and children’s activities, drawing space from the guest room. The guest room further loses space as the half bath expands to full bath.


Main floor

Basement

Workspace/ office

Kitchen

Children’s room

Washroom

Master Bedroom

Living room

guest room

Dog’s space

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Stage Three: Married Couple, Two Teenagers TWIN TEENS 2 LOVING PARENTS

- Boy is at boarding school - Boy comes home on weekends - Girl goes to public school (lives at home) - Girl is a avid cyclist-competitive - Parents are doing more on their own now that the kids are older - Mother paints, father reads a lot - Mother is an avid French cook - Father hates handiwork

The family Facebook page announced that the Scott is going to boarding school. He is an avid online gamer and has won all but 2 chess matches at school. Greta has been a self absorded over achiever; an all star pupil with a knack for computer science and arts as well as a star cyclist, looking to go to olympics. THE HOUSE: Kitchen and living room are now open plan so are fairly big. This space is where the hub of activity is most days, especially on the weekends. On Saturdays, usually someone is having guests over. and on Sundays, there is always a family dinner before Scott goes back to boarding school Sunday nights. OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM - stays the same size - all mod cons, including: - computerized vacuum (Roomba) - Touchscreen on refrigerator makes food suggestions, recipes, diet plans, calorie counter - computerised and sycronised oven, microwave, dishwasher, music, internet - island to make kitchen more functional and communicative OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM - gets smaller as it is a more formal room and is oriented to the parents - has a beautiful all window front looking out to ocean

- Kids both live on the computer - Even Greta’s cycling is computerized - Full digital family- everything operates on sensors - all activities recorded, sneaker sensors, heart rate monitors, online usage - Fido sleeps with the parents, on his own hairless bed - has a small hidden wall TV that connects to media room MEDIA ROOM - this has been taken over mainly by the kids but is a comfortable family room as well - it has several body motion/gestural control gaming consoles - Greta keeps one of her bikes in here for computerized training - a old library is kept in this room, although small as digital reading devices are used MASTER BEDROOM - remains nearly the same - now the dog rooms here on a self cleaning dog mat GRETAS BEDROOM - Large closet space - Bigger than brothers space as she lives there full time - Has a full wall desk- unit for her computer and books SCOTTS BEDROOM - A weekend space for Scott - He has a small closet as well as desk BASEMENT - The sports room got a bit smaller as it is now just a storage space for Greta’s bikes - The utility space is bigger as Greta uses it to work on her bikes, clean it’s well there is more laundry.


Main floor

Basement

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In 2010, the US Supreme Court, in its landmark Citizen’s United judgement, ruled that corporate political spending is protected, holding that corporations have a First Amendment right to free speech. This advanced the concept known as “corporate personhood.” If corporations are persons, then we need to save their souls from hell!

the corporate bible

Students were asked to select a chapter from the King James Version of the Holy Bible, and illustrate it. The only ‘ink’ they were allowed to use were corporate logos. Patrick Foster’s illustration of Babel as a Microsoft monolith contrasts with the “confusion of tongues” as visualized by Omnia Attalah. Candace Ellicott’s playful use of logos in her illustration of Jesus’ temptation by the devil is contrasted visually, but not without humour, by Yujing Zhang’s delightful depiction of the moments after the fall of Adam and Eve.

—Michael LeBlanc


OMNIA ATTALLAH


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CANDACE ELLICOTT

Luke

4.02

Lead us not into .02 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

CANDACE ELLICOTT

.03 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. .04 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.


vs

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PATRICK FOSTER

GENESIS 11:4

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.


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BRAD GAO


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SAIJIA SUN


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JESSICA WANG

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the ďŹ eld, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.


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YUJING ZHANG

Genesis 3:6 -3:7 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.


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The future is not like it used to be; if we could take some technology from 2010 back to 1960, what would it look like and how would we visually convey it in a way that 1960’s people would understand it? Students were asked to choose a year between 1950 and 1985, select one of the following gadgets that we use daily: cellphone, portable MP3 music device, GPS, flash memory stick, Facebook, Google, and then develop their product/service and present it as a magazine ad from that year.

a future long past

Omnia Attalah’s “JetFlash” ad captures a late-50’s sputnik-era fascination with technology and combines it with the fashion sense of the time. “DJ Master 1200” by Candace Ellicott is a 1980‘s era personal MP3 device that invites consumers to “stream tunes to your Vic 20 and impress your friends” while they breakdance their nights away. Patrick Foster’s coldly calculating “Googol (We don’t know everything. But we will.)” adopts the conventional format of 1960’s magazine ads with large photos and generous amounts of—in this case—mildly ironic copy.

—Michael LeBlanc


OMNIA ATTALLAH


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CANDACE ELLICOTT

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CANDACE ELLICOTT


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PATRICK FOSTER


When was Mozart born, anyway? We know how hard it is to do research. Encyclopedias and libraries and card catalogs and reference books —and reference librarians! Don’t get us started. Actually, you should get us started. We’ve got a team of researchers

utilizing the most advanced scientific methods and electronic computer libraries standing by to get you the answer for the hardest questions you can find yourself facing every day. So when you need to know when Mozart was

born, or how the Saturn 5 rocket works, or when President Nixon will be reelected, call us. We’re in the White Pages. Under Everything. (Also, 27 January, 1756. Mozart, that is.)

Googol We don’t know everything.

But we will.

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BRAD GAO


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SAIJIA SUN


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JESSICA WANG


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YUJING ZHANG

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Greetings, I am Michael LeBlanc Chief Operating Officer, Clydesdale Bank. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management 10 years ago. I believe would be of interest to you. In 2000, the subject matter; came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of fifty million united states dollars ($50,000,000,00).i want you to stand as the bona-fide next of kin to the desease.

nigerian film poster scam

My proposal; you share your design skills to make a cinema poster in the style of the 1940’s using this email as the story line; We share the proceeds 50% for me, 50% for you Should you be interested i shall provide you with more details of this transaction in class. SEND YOUR POSTER TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW

The film noir genre is formulaic. The Nigerian Email Scam is similarly formulaic. Using a story similar to the one above (deceased relative/ african potentate/whatever) leaving money behind, students combined the two genres and told us their story in a film poster for a typical 1940’s ‘film noir’ movie. Patrick Foster employs the constructivist dynamism of an angled grid and dried-blood-coloured smudge in “Lost Inheritance.” “The Secret Mail” by Jessica Wang effectively conveys the visual format of the genre—blocky, hand drawn lettering, a femme fatale, and threatening males—while retaining an overall effect of mystery. More explicit in its visual narration is “The Letter” by Candace Ellicott: it tells the story (“Please save my life and future”) of a typical Nigerian scam of accidental death and an inheritance held in the balance. —Michael LeBlanc


OMNIA ATTALLAH


CANDACE ELLICOTT


PATRICK FOSTER


BRAD GAO


SAIJIA SUN


JESSICA WANG


YUJING ZHANG

Good Day William, My Name is Lucille Webb. I am the Eastern regional branch manager of the Standard Chartered Bank West Africa.I do not want problems but I just hope you can assist me.I write you this letter in good faith. I am in control of the sum of fifty million, which was an excess of profit made by our regional eastern branch office in the last quarter of the year 1945,which I have carefully placed in an Escrow Call Deposit Account and did not declare this to my head office. Can I really trust you to hold this money for me until I arrive your country and pick it up myself and you deduct 30% of the total money as your commission.If you accept my offer you can contact me immediately. If you do not accept can you forget I contacted you? All I need is for you to get me a good current account in your bank where I can move this money.I will discreetly give you all the information concerning the account so that you can apply to the bank for the release of the money.There is practically no risk involved,it will be a bank to bank transfer.Take my word. I hope you understand my situation. Best Regards. Miss. Lucille Webb


Paramount Pictures Corporation

with

HOWARD da SILVA

DORIS DOWLING .TOM Produced by HOUSEMAN

POWERS.FRANK FAYLEN

Directed by GEORGE MARSHALL

Written by RAYMOND CHANDLER

A Paramount Picture



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