Topic: Analogue


  • a person or thing seen as comparable to another:an interior analogue of the exterior world
  • Chemistry a compound with a molecular structure closely similar to that of another:thioacids are sulphur analogues of oxyacids


  • relating to or using signals or information represented by a continuously variable physical quantity such as spatial position, voltage, etc.:analogue signalsthe information on a gramophone record is analogue


Base on “Analogue”, i have drawn some mind maps to see if there is any possible ways to express or develop this topic.


I found some interesting ideas from the mind maps, they are highlighted by different colors in every mind map.

Artwork research related to “analogue”:


“It is a typewriter for the ipad. Users can enjoy the old feeling of typing and also the lastest technology.” quoted from Austin Yang’s website, iTypewrite’s inventor.
“The old school typewriter’s type bar pressed against the paper to type out a letter once the corresponding button for the letter was pressed; similarly on pressing the buttons of the iTypewriter, the type bar strikes the corresponding letters on the iPad keyboard. ” quoted from digitalanalog.
This invention combines the old technology (traditional typewriter)theory and modern digital device (iPad) together so as to let the users recollect the memorable feeling which using the old-school typewriter.It also combines 2 similar / analogous things together as one to form a contemporary product for today’s citizens.Not only that, iPad is an usual device for people to type things nowadays .While adding the old-school typewriter’s theory on the iPad, typing becomes more interesting ,it can also recall the old memory .
(Further)Research on participatory art:
“Participatory art, much like interactive art, engages the spectator to become a part of the artistic process in some way. Although, instead of interactive art, which uses audience interaction as a way to express the true meaning of the piece, participatory art engages the spectator to help complete the piece, almost making him or her the part of the artistic team.” from Art Interactive Organization 
Example of participatory art (self- analysis on the artwork):
Inside Out Project
After JR (French anonymous artist)won the Ted Prize, he received the prize ($100,000) and organized the “InsideOut project” in the whole world and ask the participants to turn the world. It is a project to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world.
“INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. “ quoted from InsideOut project’s official website.
JR invites people to go a specific place to take photos of the participants, then he will print the monotone (black and white) photos out and paste them around the place of the chosen city. Since it is a worldwide project, every person of the world has the same chance to join the project in their hometown, so as to tell their own stories or to support their ideas.


From my further research and the previous idea development of the given topic, the following would be further description and proposal of my coming project.
About the theme:
The theme is a bit different from last time, as i change the word’s order of the theme into “Different But Harmonious”. It is to emphasize the message of this project. Even though everyone is different , we could still get along with each other who is in different background. There is harmony exists in the atmosphere.
Message of the project:
We are different individuals with unique personality and have different dreams who are living in the same place.
Project’s objective:
– people are encouraged to participate in this project
– participants may interact with the project’s artwork
– let the participants realize how unique they are by creating their own artwork within the project’s installation
– provide chances to communicate with other participants (to the participants)
– want people to feel free to express their thoughts and feelings
Participants are requested to complete paintings which can be paint on the box or on the canvas. They can use the materials which are supplied in the box. The materials are acrylic paints (in many different colors), tapes, sponges and brushes. They may add fews strokes or big painting on the same canvas,the scale of paint is up to them. Besides, each painting material has its own characteristics and own textures , which are also a metaphor of our unique personality. Color can also reflect their feeling or personality at that moment as color is a way to express feeling. Before the end of the exhibition(about 5 days before the end of the show), I would tear off some sticked tapes from the painting (the tapes were sticked at the beginning). The participants who come after the day i tear the tapes on the canvas, can not draw on the canvas anymore. The tapes would be shaped in, Different BUT Harmonious. The last product may contains lots of color with a variety of stroke , shapes and also with the project’s theme,Different BUT Harmonious. We may be different but we can get along with others in the same place, like the colors on the painting.
Box decoration (set-up) and dimension:
Canvas’ dimension:
Test:Tear-off the tape from the canvas

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