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density of pedestrian trajectories




Input:Gas Detector


Input:Pressure Sensor

Output:LED Matrix



automobile accessible zones

caucasion population zones

north/south spatial division of city blocks

zones with over 300 vacant adresses

1807 plans cut through grids



INPUTS OUTPUTS Rangefinder LEDs Pressure Sensor Projector Gas Sensor (CO2) LED Matrix Microphone/Recording drive Nuvoton ISD1700 chipcorder

// LED connected to digital pin 13

Interactive mechanisms would be given out in the form of a modular kit of parts, each containing four input mechanisms along with four outputs. These set-ups have been selected to yield long-term benefits, while awarding city dwellers with the instant gratification of an interactive urban fabric. In opposition to the deliberate assigning of these mechanisms to specified areas, their placement is in the hands of the city dweller, who is more readily able to assign them to places of necessity.


Code The input/output board uses an intermediate processing language which is incredibly easily picked up an manipulated. Here is an example of the most basic code.

int ledPin =


“Don’t Stop Believin’!”

... or ... number 11 blade

stapler remover

on three sides, or unbind it forever. it works as both a poster and a book. You can either trim it This book is designed, printed, and folded in such a way that

the choice is yours: trim or unbind.


Journey has taught us so many times:


work. If we didn’t find a way to get you in this time, keep in mind what its tough to create a single document from so many different pieces of

“SubCity” / marc maxey / 3G05


an essay on mcdonald’s and hipsters

damon faulkner / 2G03 // paulis austrins / 3G06

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it’s bigger than just paper; it’s ideas.


// The setup() method runs once, when the sketch starts

// set the LED on // wait for a second // set the LED off // wait for a second

this is only the beginning. continue this publication @

void loop() {


digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); delay(1000); digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); delay(1000);


division of site context


void setup() { // initialize the digital pin as an output: pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);


recent urban renewel projects

highway syestem dividing city




african american population zones

vol 1

east/west spatial division of city bolcks open pedestrian zones around the site

current poopulation distribution

Packard Plant-Historical Gesture

original grid and jeffersonian grid

creators and editors: Brieana MacDonald Mary O’Malley Mark Stanley

notrh/south spatial division of plan


typeset in Fishmonger by Suitcase.

north/south pathways of original plan

of 1000 copies at Michigan Web Press. and hopefully unsolicitedly printed in hundreds of other editions on plotters, copiers, and printers nationwide.

high density manufacturing zones

east/west spatial division of plan

[vol. 1] is printed in a single edition

our hope is that you keep this valuable artifact forever. If you choose not to, please recycle it.


occupiable space surroung site

east/west pathways of original plan

the name itself is inclusive. this pamphlet series sets out to actively seek, document, and distribute great, interesting, and provocative ideas. purposely searches for the “other”, the “extra-”, the “because-you-wantedto”—not only within this school but across disciplines, into business ventures, and anywhere else it can go. is less concerned with the rigors of the design studio and instead pursues the moments of necessity, the impulse to make, and the otherwise unnoticed. is quick and dirty, off-thecuff. More recent and more often; but never acritical. is responsive to the work it receives, and its critical take is determined by its contents. It is a curatorial effort. is what you make it.

spatial divisions of city blocks


federal empowermwent zone

original ribbon farm plan

welcome to


neighborhood boundires

midtown detroit


or laboring over what is appropriate to send in...just have fun. There’s no need for intense preparation, feverish pdf making,

16 get your mind going for volume 2! You shape what we make! of work within. If this small book sparks your interest, then relative ease of its production and the increasing potency Bankers Trust Building-Chemical Awareness

after we’ve left this school, and its survival depends on the

“ReFab” / mclean echlin / materials science & engineering, PhD Candidate / paul tierman / brian trump / 3G06 /

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hope this first issue gives you an idea of what we after, and of this, the first issue, and response to the second issue. We

a trend-bucking competition entry

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a desktop agricultural experiment

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“rouse_D” / chris johnson / UG03 / “Apartment Farmer” / les key / 2G03 /

this being the first issue, we’d like to emphasize and clarify here we are ....... and here we go:

“max_ed out” / marc maxey / ellen donnelly / 3G5 / MSc09 // “wyld” / lisa sauve / adam smith / 2G01 /

two remodeled offices in downtown detroit

“Teamwork Bags” / justin mast / nick stygstra / NickStockton / 3G02 /

a maritime messenger company

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two scripting/processing adventures

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an app that never falls asleep

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three kids on bikes in michigan

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“Yanni” / Nick Senske / [degree phase] // zunheng lai / UG03 / “Wake Up!” / gopalkrishna sharma / Computer Science Engineering, BSE 2010 /

identity is still floating. Its success depends on the reception a few things. This series is still finding its baby legs; its


“Detroit Analysis” / david theisz / UG03

a sparse-urban mapping exercise

work you send in. is supposed to be quick and easy - for everyone. It should be easy to submit work to, easy to make, 04 05 28 29 furthermore, we hope you’ll push the boundaries with the

a junkyard shelter creation

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easy to look at. We hope this pamphlet series survives long


two approaches to illumination

“The Rusty Mitten” / ashley hetrick / samantha senn / jamie wilson / 3G04 “Brisn Shirts” / dwight song / 3G06

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a facial-hair cult sensation

[vol 1.] what’s inside: McDonalds corporate strategy is based upon the notion of power. According to their corporate pod-casts “McDonalds USA is operating from a most definite position of strength.” As a way to gain market share from Starbucks, McDonalds is positioning itself to become what it calls “a beverage destination”. This strategy of power has been with the company for many years, and therefore has been with us just as long. The McDonalds birthday party is a day of power and indulgence; to consume, entertain, desire, and celebrate all the while wearing a crown. As McDonalds has sown its seeds deep within our collective memory it has grown and evolved along with its consumers needs and wants. More recently McDonalds has launched the Dollar Menunaire campaign. According to the ad agency’s website, “McDonald’s Dollar Menu lets you eat like a hero for not a lot of money. But getting a good deal isn’t just about saving money once in a while; it’s about a lifestyle. The Dollar Menunaire lifestyle.”



The latest iteration of the campaign is The Reality House, which I would argue is one of their most culturally complex projects on This advertising campaign strategically

“If you’ve been in Ann Arbor long enough, you know that the buses can take forever to 21 get from place to place. You’re also probably sleep deprived most of the time. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just doze off on the bus and not have to sleep in fear of shooting past your stop? Yep, that’s exactly what “Wake Up!” does.”

articulates a collective cultural memory of gen-x through y as those who watched the birth of reality TV shows, most notably MTV’s The Real World, which first aired in 1993, and is now in it’s 21st season. The McDonald’s reality house adopts a similarly conflicting mix of people representing larger cultural identities defined by stereotypes. Paul the Menunaire is the main


character, who is socially omniscient and steeped with a nonchalant confidence. Looking closely at the character profiles, one quickly learns of the carefully composed personalities of each member of the house. The housemates reflect past MTV real world personalities, as well as generalized stereotypes held collectively in America’s consciousness, like Farida the quintessential “Goth” or Ben, who is the passive, sensitive “emo-artsy” type that likes Robert Rauschenberg, and spends his time decorating high-end boutiques, according to his profile page. Paul, the Menunaire, is a cultural hybridization of social constructs the creators mashed up to form a complex interplay of stereotypes that leaves the viewer amused, but also empathetic. Paul is culturally omniscient, and plays off of a societal fear of categorization that is clearly illustrated through reality television shows. To view MTV’s Real World from home as an

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“synecdoche - (si-NEK-duh-kee) “simultaneous understanding” representing a part of a whole in which a material insinuates the object being referred to.” 29

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“interestingly enough, the hood of a red chrysler fits with a blue ford pretty well to keep the rain out”



“This is especially setup 06 so that the connections themselves can only be seen when there is a light on inside the structure. When the light is off, you have the impression of a single surface, but when the light is on, it reveals additional complexity. In my huge amounts of spare time I am also writing a script so I can make the process parametric. They are also setup so that they can be cut out of regular 8.5x11 paper.”


“we have some revolutionary values and ideals, but doesn’t everyone? we like getting our hands dirty.”

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“We’ve biked through hundreds of miles of farmland, huge rolling hills of orchards, down (what we’re told) is the worst street in Flint, borrowed cars from strangers-turned-friends at campgrounds and played in lakes all over. We were helped along the way with fruit to eat, places to sleep, spare tubes to use, fun places to visit and someone even gave us $20 (he made us take it!) to go try the brews at Bell’s Brewing Company. Not to sound like a total advertisement for Michigan, but I gotta tell you, this state is quite amazing.”



“I like the idea that, before too long, designers might conjure up artificial life with the same ease and intent as they apply a Photoshop filter.”


“[(Pattern)+(Rules of repitition)]x(A controlled randomness) = A delightful complexity :-)”




[damon]: “Mark, can I cut this on the laser?” [krecic]: “Oh, no. Stinky, stinky, burn, burn...”

“So I had to cut all the pieces by hand.” 31

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