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Visual Collective : Process May 2013 Sahana Kumar

This was a system design project was about improving the overall quality of life at CMU. We researched, conducted surveys, and ultimately created a system for improving the campus’ visual identity. We created a system for displaying student work on campus.


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We approached this project as though we were designing for ourselves. One of the main things that came to mind when we were trying to identify what exactly was negatively affecting our quality of life at CMU was the environment. While that is an exceedlingly large problem to tackle, we knew that we wanted to address CMU’s visual environment.

We wrote this paragraph early in the process to describe what we thought we wanted to accomplish:

Initial Ideas We knew we wanted ways to improve CMU’s overall quality of life by changing the environment. The attitude at this school is generally that stress is normal; working yourself to the ground is necessary, and you are not at school for fun. This stressful and depressing attitude permeates the entire campus, and even when it is nice outside, you still feel the heavy weight of stress. We felt the term Genius Loci was appropriate to use when approaching our problem. The spirit of Carnegie Mellon is depressing. We want to improve the overall spirit of Carnegie Mellon by improving its environment. We identified different ways to affect the environment of a place and realized that CMU does not have much visual variety. There are some permanent art installations, but they have been around for so long that they have blended into the monotonous environment. CMU’s yellow brick and buildings are not an inspiring place to live and work. At our first crit, we presented an idea that involved the physical layouts of spaces at CMU. We thought that we could do research about the usage of space, and address how that made students feel. We were leaning towards interior design as the form of this solution. The feedback we received about this presentation made it clear that we were not taking into consideration the realistic parameters of this project, including a budget and minimal administrative involvement. Redesigning the interior space of a room, especially within the time we had available was not realistic. Also, if we were to actually propose this to Mr. Hannon, it would not be feasible with his budget. We went back to the drawing board to try and form a more fully fledged system that was realistic.

CMU has a monotonous and gray spirit. The architecture and overall lack of attention to detail in space planning makes the place an uninspiring place to live. The visual environment should match the prominence and prestige of Carnegie Mellon and its students. Little visual changes could be made to improve the overall morale of students. We aim to target a multi purpose space that students could use for work or relaxation, and design it in a way that would relieve students’ stress. The space could hopefully create a system for future redesigns of CMU environments, or of CMU as a whole. We can’t move the school from Pittsburgh, but we can create an oasis of creativity and relaxation.


Problem Statement We took our initial focus of the environment and tried to develop it further. We determined that there are amazing things being accomplished at CMU by all types of students, but very little opportunity for recognition, and for learning about others’ work. Collaboration is key for innovation, and at CMU many people don’t understand what their neighbor studies. We decided we would create a system to increase the visual variability on campus and allow students to receive recognition for their work by improving the system for displaying work on campus. This way, the campus and the students could benefit. They would be receiving recognition for their work and would also be improving the look of campus and making it more inspiring and interesting.

Concept The storyboard to the right was my first attempt at outlining what our system would look like. We outlined a rough story of a person who creates visual work, and is unhappy with campus. He sees our poster and goes to a website to submit his work. It is then displayed, and he feels proud and appreciated, and others benefit from viewing new and interesting work. We knew publicity would be necessary to inform people of the opportunity to display work, so that was a definite part of our system. We also knew we needed a WAY for people to submit work, so a form was necessary, as was a website to inform students about our initiative. In that way, we decided our three deliverables.


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We sent out a survey to the CMU population via Facebook and Email and got results that confirmed our hypothesis. 85% of students were unaware of any protocol for displaying work on campus, which means if they were interested in displaying their work, they would likely become discouraged and give up. Over 50% said they create visual work, whether it be in class or for fun, which means that if our system was implemented, we would have interested particpants. Finally, the results of our question asking how seeing student work on campus would affect people was skewed positively to the left, meaning it would make them feel happy!

There is an existing system for displaying work on campus, but it is limited to CFA students, and it is complicated. There are 6 different forms which refer to different locations, and each one requires different information. Up to 5 signatures are required. It’s a lot of leg work for a student who has a lot on their plate already. It can absolutely be improved. There is also an organization called Art Hang/Creaters Coallition that tried to address this problem, but ran into many problems because they would organize shows and not publicize outside of CFA. I worked with them briefly last year and was able to understand their process.


Type Decisions We knew that if we wanted our system to be succesful, we needed to gear it towards the student participants. For the color exercise with Stacie, we chose words like “approachable” and “clear.” For that reason, we chose a typeface that was very clear and simple. We used Akzidenz Grotesk throughout our system, as it has a variety of weights that were appropriate for many forms. One thing that we were sure of was that we wanted the artwork to be the focus of our initiative. For that reason, the type should not have too loud of a voice. It should simply serve its purpose of communicating.


Color Decisions We chose the words “Visible” and “Empowering” to represent our identity. We want to be clear and encouraging, motiviating students to put themselves out there and submit their work. We played around with a lot of colors but settled on ones that were warm and very bright. They worked well together and alone, and would serve as successful accents and spot colors. We also knew we would be using a lot of black and white, as the work we dispaly will have its own color, and we do not want to distract from that. Black and white are the clearest forms of communication.


Posters The Posters were the first of our three deliverables, and would be the first exposure to our system. People should see our posters and be intrigued to visit our website. We wanted a very strong grid system so we created a grid that we used across our website and our posters. It took a long time to create it, but it was so worth it. It made it so easy later to make typographic placement decisions, because the right answer was always “align it to the grid!� I learned a lot about making grids and plan to implement this skill into my future projects. Our posters were representatitive of the different locations we knew we would be displaying work in. We chose Gates and Wean as they have very different feelings and visual representations. We traced shapes from the Pausch bridge for Gates, and took angular shapes from the stairs and outside awning for Wean. We chose black and white to be very clear and not distract from the actual work. The resulting posters are incredibly graphic and clear, but also intriguing to look at, and hopefully point viewers back to our website. The poster on the left has the added list of types of work that we are looking for to make it clear that we are not llimited to standard CFA types of work.

display your work on campus.

visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work from all disciplines around carnegie mellon.

visual collective is: auto CAD renderings computational design costume design digital painting drawings engineering design paintings photographs posters product design prototypes schematics sculptures videos etc.


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The overall website was our second deliverable, and the first exposure our viewers would ahve to our online presence. Above are examples of how we began using our grid to draw out our website. We wanted a modular grid that was simple and graphic. The most important elements of our site were going to be the actual work. It would speak for itself, and needed the space to be displayed.


Homepage - Iteration 1 To the left is one of our earliest iterations of the website. We had a large graphic banner on top with huge heavy lettering. We wanted our identity to be trendy and visual. We also had four thumbnails of the work. Overall, this layout was lack luster. The banner was too exciting compared to the four, lazily placed thumbnails of work. We were displaying all of the necessary information, but it was not interesting to a viewer. We needed the work to be the focus of the page.


Homepage - Final This is our final version of our homepage. We shifted to horizontal bands similar to the header throughout all of the work samples. We needed to revisit our key words of “visible and empowering. “ Our previous layout was not as engaging to viewers, whereas this one is visible, and clear. The large graphic representations of the work are intriguing, and allow the work to speak for itself.

Dynamic Arm Kristen Hauser Gates 5th Floor Read More

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Our part is designed to nominally complete the required task with a factor of safety of two, while adhering to the design and assembly restrictions outlined in the project description. Our design uses Kevlar string, driven by a drive pulley that is attached to the wrist motor, to close the dynamic arm onto the cup, forcing it against the static arm. Kevlar string has favorable properties of being light and strong, which will prevent any risk of elongation or snapping during operation. The general material is three-dimensionally printed ABS, which provides a strong structure without the added mass of metal parts. The vertical forces due to friction against the two arms then support the cup in its dynamic loading. Our static arm thickness is optimized to minimize mass while maintaining a bending factor of safety of two.

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We also reduced the size of the type in the header, and subdued the color of the shapes. In the previous iteration, the header overpowered the work. The lighter type is more sophisticated, and it is easier to look at. The shapes in the header are referring to the shapes in our posters, so that viewers make a connection between our posters and our site. This is carried throughout the various pages. The homepage also has a gradient in its header, which is different than other pages. This refers to the type of our posters as welll, and it’s very engaging as the first thing you see when you visit our site. The work is the focus of the site. Because of this, the typographic information is hidden. The image above shows how you can get more information about the work. In order to learn more about a piece, you can over, and then click to open a drawer with the descritpion and map. The spot color is used in the drawer, like a little surprise if you click read more. This is so that people remain engaged with the work firstly, and then learn more about it second.


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A history of work sorted by: month or artist. April 2013

We striggled with how to represent the work on the Archive. After work was put on display, it would be archived permanently on this page. This page would also serve as inspiration for students who want to learn about what their peers are doing. We chose a different layout than the equally sized horizontal bars for the sake of space. The pieces are arranged chronologically, and once again, you can learn more about the piece by hovering and opening the drawer. We received the feedback that it would be a nusiance to navigate only chronologically, so we added an option to sort alphabetically by artist.

View work in past months by selecting the appropriate directional arrow.

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We are here to build a community on campus.

This is visual collective.

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We are the initiative to display student work from all disciplines around Carnegie Mellon.

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Drop off your USB stick to the Gates Help Desk Attendant on the 5th floor of Gates Center for Computer Science (located in room 5201) once your submission has been approved.

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Pick up a display case key from Cindy Lammert (located in CFA 304) on the day of your installation.

Three Dimensional costume design engineering design

Do not use adhesives to mount work in the display case.

posters product design

Use tacks to pin up work for the duration of your installation.

prototypes sculptures

Work cannot exceed 48” wide and 72” tall. Once installation is complete, lock the display case and return the key to Cindy Lammert immediately. Get key again to deinstall; be sure to return the key immediately.

Oversized Two Dimensional Work Do not paint walls, ceilings, stairwells or floors. Patch, sand and paint display walls after removing installation. No nails / holes in ceiling or floors. Do not use spray paint, fixative or spray-mount inside the building. Do not hang anything from sprinkler pipes, ceiling cable trays or electrical tracks.

Three Dimensional Work & Installations Leave a clear path to offices, classrooms, restrooms, elevators and/or stairs. Extension cords must be entirely attached to the floor with tape and removed when done. Put pedestals (if used) away - in the CFA 304 storage closet. When using sound, use moderate to low volume or provide headphones when possible. Do not hang anything from sprinkler pipes, ceiling cable trays or electrical tracks. Do not use uncontained water, rice, marbles or any other materials on floors that would cause a person to slip. Do not use spray paint, fixative or spray-mount inside the building. No exposed electrical wires - use electrical tape. No candles, fuel lamps or other types of open flames.

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How To / About Pages While the other pages were very media oriented, these pages are more text oriented. We have introduced a black side bar to summarize the pertinent information, and utilized spot color to guide our reader through the site. The Header, once again, references the posters. There is not much information to display, and we present it very simply. We are very transparent so that peope are not intimidated by our initiative and feel inclined to participate.

Label your USB drive with your name, Andrew ID, dates of installation and phone number. This can be done in a .txt file on the USB drive.

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Displaying student work will create a sense of community and respect among students across various fields. Our campus should reflect the ideas and beliefs of the students within the university.

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Students from all disciplines innovate and create. Our goal is to provide students with the means to show the Carnegie Mellon community what they do.

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Contact Cindy Lammert at clammert@andrew.cmu.edu if you have questions .

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Gates Center for Computer Science - 5th Floor This space is intended for digital work only. Work will be projected onto the exterior wall of Gates 5521, the classroom inside the top of the Gates Helix. See Map & Image

Complete this form to display your work.

Wean Hall - 5th Floor This space is intended for two dimensional work. The space is situated near the entrance of Wean Hall on the 5th floor, near La Prima Espresso. See Map & Image Name

The form was our final deliverable. We dissected the six existing forms for displaying work around campus. We found the information that was consistent across all of them and kept it in our form. We knew that for our system, we would have to eliminate all of the signatures by pre-approving five spaces for our initative. They would be designated for displaying work through visual collective, and would be specifically for certain types of media. By doing this, we are able to limit administrative involvement. We also accomplished this by requiring students to provide a description and image that were used across the site. This makes the overall iniative self perpetuating.

Student Information

Wean Hall - 4th Floor College This space is intended for large two dimensional work. The space is located near the bridge Year connecting Wean Hall 4th floor to Newell-Simon Hall. See Map & Image Phone

Contact Cynthia Lammert at clammert@andrew.cmu.edu if you have questions .

EmailPeace Garden This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located in between the College of Fine Arts and Hunt Library. See Map & Image

Project Description Hillman Center

ThisTitle space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located on the fourth floor, Project and is accessible from Forbes Avenue as well as the Gates Center for Computer Science. See Map & Image Describe Your Project Include the materials that will be used, and the expected dimensions of the finalized piece. This description will be used as part of the Visual Collective online archive.

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Carnegie Mellon encourages responsible professional-level student work on campus. Students must obtain approval on their application before installing their work.

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Exhibitors are responsible for mounting and removing artwork in a timely and professional manner. Exhibitors must be considerate of the facility and areas adjacent to the installation, and they must return the site to its original condition upon completion.

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Design-wise, we stuck to our grid, and used spot color to guide our readers through the pertinent information. The black side bar, which is consistently used for text based pages, provides a table of contents and changes as readers fill out the form. Drawers are used again to learn about the different locations, with pictures and maps. Overall, all the information that the viewer could possibly need is provided so that the student has the power.

The exhibitors must post a professional-appearing label adjacent to artwork. A template for making this label will be sent to the exhibitor’s email once their submission for installing work has been approved. Upload File of Work

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Examples: Photos of sketches, finished pieces, movie files. TheAccepted exhibitors must furnish and .pdf, remove all materials used in the exhibit. Security is also the formats: .png, .jpg, .mov. responsibility the exhibitor. The image of you submit will be used in the Visual Collective website.

Describe Your Project Include the materials that will be used, and the expected dimensions of the finalized piece. This description will be used as part of the Visual Collective online archive.

At the end of the exhibit (the date indicated on this form), exhibitors must remove all exhibition culturecommodity.mov upload materials and clean up the space without delay. Carnegie Mellon administrators are not responsible for this activity. No storage space is available.

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The university is not responsible for any work left by the exhibotors. Exhibitors’ student accounts will be charged if the university has to hire someone to repair damage or remove materials. Digital Pieces include time motion / video, computer generated work. Digital work will be displayed using a projector on a white wall.

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Two-Dimensional Work I hereby agree to the terms listed above. will install removemust my work in a timely Examples include paintings, posters,Idrawings, etc.and Dimensions not exceed 48” wide manner, being of be thepresented campus in facilities and community. and 72”respectful tall. Work will a glass protected display case.

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Oversized Two-Dimensional Work Oversized work is two dimensional work that can exceed the dimensions of 48” by 72”. Work will be displayed on a wall instead of a display case.

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Select Media Digital Pieces include time motion / video, computer generated work. Digital work will be displayed using a projector on a white wall.

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Two-Dimensional Work Examples include paintings, posters, drawings, etc. Dimensions must not exceed 48” wide and 72” tall. Work will be presented in a glass protected display case.

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Wean Hall - 5th Floor This space is intended for two dimensional work. The space is situated near the entrance of Wean Hall on the 5th floor, near La Prima Espresso. See Map & Image

Wean Hall - 4th Floor This space is intended for large two dimensional work. The space is located near the bridge connecting Wean Hall 4th floor to Newell-Simon Hall. See Map & Image

Wean Hall - 4th Floor This space is intended for large two dimensional work. The space is located near the bridge connecting Wean Hall 4th floor to Newell-Simon Hall. See Map & Image

Peace Garden This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located in between the College of Fine Arts and Hunt Library. See Map & Image

Peace Garden This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located in between the College of Fine Arts and Hunt Library. See Map & Image

Hillman Center This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located on the fourth floor, and is accessible from Forbes Avenue as well as the Gates Center for Computer Science.

Hillman Center This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located on the fourth floor,

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Reflection I learned so much while working with Zach and Katherine on Visual Collective. I loved our topic right off the bat, and that is not a feeling I have felt too often during the semester. Like I mentioned earlier, I really learned a lot from creating a grid. It was a tedious task, but after we created it, our delliverables seemed a lot easier to create. They looked well designed and well put together because they all followed the same grid. Also, we spent a lot of time on determining exactly what voice we wanted to have. Once we decided on “Visible” and “Empowering” as our key words, it was a matter of making sure we were staying true to that. I believe our final website is very clean and fulfills its purpose: displaying the WORK of the students and inspiring others to participate as well. Also, working with Katherine and Zach was very interesting for me. They taught me a lot about attention to detail. We spent countless hours making sure every detail was accounted for. If a pixel was off, we went back and fixed it. We mocked up examples, proofread our text, followed our grid, and double checked everything. This attention to detail is something that I am not used to, but I couldn’t be happier with the final product. I will definitely be incorporating this workstyle into my future projects. I felt confident in every decision we made because we had tried every other option and could back it up. I believe Visual Collective would be a success if implemented. The feedback we received when we were pitching the idea to people to get work samples was very positive. People are proud of the work they are making, and are always interested in receiving a little bit of fame for it. On top of that, people of extremely interested in learning from their peers; the response about that was overwhelming. It creates a sense of school spirit and brings the community together to be proud and interested in what your peers are accomplishing. CMU is an amazing school and the students accomplish a lot and I think we should emphasize this! Visual Collective could really improve this campus and I hope something along these lines is implemented.


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display yours. visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work around carnegie mellon.


display your work on campus.

visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work from all disciplines around carnegie mellon.

visual collective is: auto CAD renderings computational design costume design digital painting drawings engineering design paintings photographs posters product design prototypes schematics sculptures videos etc.


student work on display.

display yours. visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work around carnegie mellon.


visual collective is: auto CAD renderings computational design costume design digital painting drawings engineering design paintings photographs posters product design prototypes schematics sculptures videos etc.

display your work on campus.

visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work around carnegie mellon.


visual collective

about

on display

coming up

archive

how to

submit your work.

Guidelines on how to install your work. Contact Cindy Lammert at clammert@andrew.cmu.edu if you have questions .

Digital Work

Digital auto CAD renderings computational design

Put your file on a USB drive.

digital painting videos

Label your USB drive with your name, Andrew ID, dates of installation and phone number. This can be done in a .txt file on the USB drive.

Two Dimensional drawings

Drop off your USB stick to the Gates Help Desk Attendant on the 5th floor of Gates Center for Computer Science (located in room 5201) once your submission has been approved.

paintings photographs schematics

Two Dimensional Work

Oversized Two Dimensional exceeds 48”x72”

Pick up a display case key from Cindy Lammert (located in CFA 304) on the day of your installation.

Three Dimensional costume design engineering design

Do not use adhesives to mount work in the display case.

posters product design

Use tacks to pin up work for the duration of your installation.

prototypes sculptures

Work cannot exceed 48” wide and 72” tall. Once installation is complete, lock the display case and return the key to Cindy Lammert immediately. Get key again to deinstall; be sure to return the key immediately.

Oversized Two Dimensional Work Do not paint walls, ceilings, stairwells or floors. Patch, sand and paint display walls after removing installation. No nails / holes in ceiling or floors. Do not use spray paint, fixative or spray-mount inside the building. Do not hang anything from sprinkler pipes, ceiling cable trays or electrical tracks.

Three Dimensional Work & Installations Leave a clear path to offices, classrooms, restrooms, elevators and/or stairs. Extension cords must be entirely attached to the floor with tape and removed when done. Put pedestals (if used) away - in the CFA 304 storage closet. When using sound, use moderate to low volume or provide headphones when possible. Do not hang anything from sprinkler pipes, ceiling cable trays or electrical tracks. Do not use uncontained water, rice, marbles or any other materials on floors that would cause a person to slip. Do not use spray paint, fixative or spray-mount inside the building. No exposed electrical wires - use electrical tape. No candles, fuel lamps or other types of open flames.

visual collective

about

on display

coming up

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submit your work.


visual collective

about

on display

coming up

archive

how to

submit your work.

visual collective is the initiative to display student work from all disciplines around carnegie mellon.

visual collective

about

on display

coming up

archive

how to

submit your work.


visual collective

about

on display

coming up

archive

how to

submit your work.

We are here to build a community on campus. Visual Collective is about representing the creative minds on campus by showing the work they create.

auto CAD renderings

This is visual collective.

computational design

We are the initiative to display student work from all disciplines around Carnegie Mellon.

display your work:

costume design

Students from all disciplines innovate and create. Our goal is to provide students with the means to show the Carnegie Mellon community what they do.

digital painting drawings

Displaying student work will create a sense of community and respect among students across various fields. Our campus should reflect the ideas and beliefs of the students within the university.

engineering design paintings photographs

Make campus better. Display your work.

posters product design prototypes schematics sculptures videos etc.

visual collective

about

on display

coming up

archive

how to

submit your work.


visual collective

about

on display

coming up

archive

how to

submit your work.

Complete this form to display your work. Contact Cynthia Lammert at clammert@andrew.cmu.edu if you have questions .

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Student Information Project Description Select Media Select Date Select Location Agreements Signature Submit

Name College Year Phone Email

Project Description Project Title Describe Your Project Include the materials that will be used, and the expected dimensions of the finalized piece. This description will be used as part of the Visual Collective online archive.

Upload File of Work Examples: Photos of sketches, finished pieces, movie files. Accepted formats: .png, .jpg, .pdf, .mov. The image you submit will be used in the Visual Collective website.

upload

Select Media Digital Pieces include time motion / video, computer generated work. Digital work will be displayed using a projector on a white wall.

Two-Dimensional Work Examples include paintings, posters, drawings, etc. Dimensions must not exceed 48” wide and 72” tall. Work will be presented in a glass protected display case.

Oversized Two-Dimensional Work Oversized work is two dimensional work that can exceed the dimensions of 48” by 72”. Work will be displayed on a wall instead of a display case.

Three-Dimensional / Installation Work Includes any sculptural or site specific pieces, or work that cannot be fitted to a wall. Dimensions cannot exceed 36” by 36” by 60” tall.

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Gates Center for Computer Science - 5th Floor This space is intended for digital work only. Work will be projected onto the exterior wall of Gates 5521, the classroom inside the top of the Gates Helix. See Map & Image

Wean Hall - 5th Floor This space is intended for two dimensional work. The space is situated near the entrance of Wean Hall on the 5th floor, near La Prima Espresso. See Map & Image

Wean Hall - 4th Floor This space is intended for large two dimensional work. The space is located near the bridge connecting Wean Hall 4th floor to Newell-Simon Hall. See Map & Image

Peace Garden This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located in between the College of Fine Arts and Hunt Library. See Map & Image

Hillman Center This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located on the fourth floor, and is accessible from Forbes Avenue as well as the Gates Center for Computer Science. See Map & Image

Agreements Carnegie Mellon encourages responsible professional-level student work on campus. Students must obtain approval on their application before installing their work. Exhibitors are responsible for mounting and removing artwork in a timely and professional manner. Exhibitors must be considerate of the facility and areas adjacent to the installation, and they must return the site to its original condition upon completion. The exhibitors must post a professional-appearing label adjacent to artwork. A template for making this label will be sent to the exhibitor’s email once their submission for installing work has been approved. The exhibitors must furnish and remove all materials used in the exhibit. Security is also the responsibility of the exhibitor. At the end of the exhibit (the date indicated on this form), exhibitors must remove all exhibition materials and clean up the space without delay. Carnegie Mellon administrators are not responsible for this activity. No storage space is available. The university is not responsible for any work left by the exhibotors. Exhibitors’ student accounts will be charged if the university has to hire someone to repair damage or remove materials.

Signature I hereby agree to the terms listed above. I will install and remove my work in a timely manner, being respectful of the campus facilities and community. Name

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display yours. visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work around carnegie mellon.


display your work on campus.

visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work from all disciplines around carnegie mellon.

visual collective is: auto CAD renderings computational design costume design digital painting drawings engineering design paintings photographs posters product design prototypes schematics sculptures videos etc.


student work on display.

display yours. visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work around carnegie mellon.


visual collective is: auto CAD renderings computational design costume design digital painting drawings engineering design paintings photographs posters product design prototypes schematics sculptures videos etc.

display your work on campus.

visualcollective.com visual collective is the initiative to display student work around carnegie mellon.


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Guidelines on how to install your work. Contact Cindy Lammert at clammert@andrew.cmu.edu if you have questions .

Digital Work

Digital auto CAD renderings computational design

Put your file on a USB drive.

digital painting videos

Label your USB drive with your name, Andrew ID, dates of installation and phone number. This can be done in a .txt file on the USB drive.

Two Dimensional drawings

Drop off your USB stick to the Gates Help Desk Attendant on the 5th floor of Gates Center for Computer Science (located in room 5201) once your submission has been approved.

paintings photographs schematics

Two Dimensional Work

Oversized Two Dimensional exceeds 48”x72”

Pick up a display case key from Cindy Lammert (located in CFA 304) on the day of your installation.

Three Dimensional costume design engineering design

Do not use adhesives to mount work in the display case.

posters product design

Use tacks to pin up work for the duration of your installation.

prototypes sculptures

Work cannot exceed 48” wide and 72” tall. Once installation is complete, lock the display case and return the key to Cindy Lammert immediately. Get key again to deinstall; be sure to return the key immediately.

Oversized Two Dimensional Work Do not paint walls, ceilings, stairwells or floors. Patch, sand and paint display walls after removing installation. No nails / holes in ceiling or floors. Do not use spray paint, fixative or spray-mount inside the building. Do not hang anything from sprinkler pipes, ceiling cable trays or electrical tracks.

Three Dimensional Work & Installations Leave a clear path to offices, classrooms, restrooms, elevators and/or stairs. Extension cords must be entirely attached to the floor with tape and removed when done. Put pedestals (if used) away - in the CFA 304 storage closet. When using sound, use moderate to low volume or provide headphones when possible. Do not hang anything from sprinkler pipes, ceiling cable trays or electrical tracks. Do not use uncontained water, rice, marbles or any other materials on floors that would cause a person to slip. Do not use spray paint, fixative or spray-mount inside the building. No exposed electrical wires - use electrical tape. No candles, fuel lamps or other types of open flames.

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We are here to build a community on campus. Visual Collective is about representing the creative minds on campus by showing the work they create.

auto CAD renderings

This is visual collective.

computational design

We are the initiative to display student work from all disciplines around Carnegie Mellon.

display your work:

costume design

Students from all disciplines innovate and create. Our goal is to provide students with the means to show the Carnegie Mellon community what they do.

digital painting drawings

Displaying student work will create a sense of community and respect among students across various fields. Our campus should reflect the ideas and beliefs of the students within the university.

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Make campus better. Display your work.

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Complete this form to display your work. Contact Cynthia Lammert at clammert@andrew.cmu.edu if you have questions .

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Student Information Project Description Select Media Select Date Select Location Agreements Signature Submit

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Project Description Project Title Describe Your Project Include the materials that will be used, and the expected dimensions of the finalized piece. This description will be used as part of the Visual Collective online archive.

Upload File of Work Examples: Photos of sketches, finished pieces, movie files. Accepted formats: .png, .jpg, .pdf, .mov. The image you submit will be used in the Visual Collective website.

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Select Media Digital Pieces include time motion / video, computer generated work. Digital work will be displayed using a projector on a white wall.

Two-Dimensional Work Examples include paintings, posters, drawings, etc. Dimensions must not exceed 48” wide and 72” tall. Work will be presented in a glass protected display case.

Oversized Two-Dimensional Work Oversized work is two dimensional work that can exceed the dimensions of 48” by 72”. Work will be displayed on a wall instead of a display case.

Three-Dimensional / Installation Work Includes any sculptural or site specific pieces, or work that cannot be fitted to a wall. Dimensions cannot exceed 36” by 36” by 60” tall.

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Gates Center for Computer Science - 5th Floor This space is intended for digital work only. Work will be projected onto the exterior wall of Gates 5521, the classroom inside the top of the Gates Helix. See Map & Image

Wean Hall - 5th Floor This space is intended for two dimensional work. The space is situated near the entrance of Wean Hall on the 5th floor, near La Prima Espresso. See Map & Image

Wean Hall - 4th Floor This space is intended for large two dimensional work. The space is located near the bridge connecting Wean Hall 4th floor to Newell-Simon Hall. See Map & Image

Peace Garden This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located in between the College of Fine Arts and Hunt Library. See Map & Image

Hillman Center This space is intended for three dimensional work. The space is located on the fourth floor, and is accessible from Forbes Avenue as well as the Gates Center for Computer Science. See Map & Image

Agreements Carnegie Mellon encourages responsible professional-level student work on campus. Students must obtain approval on their application before installing their work. Exhibitors are responsible for mounting and removing artwork in a timely and professional manner. Exhibitors must be considerate of the facility and areas adjacent to the installation, and they must return the site to its original condition upon completion. The exhibitors must post a professional-appearing label adjacent to artwork. A template for making this label will be sent to the exhibitor’s email once their submission for installing work has been approved. The exhibitors must furnish and remove all materials used in the exhibit. Security is also the responsibility of the exhibitor. At the end of the exhibit (the date indicated on this form), exhibitors must remove all exhibition materials and clean up the space without delay. Carnegie Mellon administrators are not responsible for this activity. No storage space is available. The university is not responsible for any work left by the exhibotors. Exhibitors’ student accounts will be charged if the university has to hire someone to repair damage or remove materials.

Signature I hereby agree to the terms listed above. I will install and remove my work in a timely manner, being respectful of the campus facilities and community. Name

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