UCLA M.S.AUD – IDEAS Summer Quarter: After Image

After Image: Imagine that a time-traveler stands in your kitchen. They look around and, from the room and objects in it, try to infer what sort of society they have arrived in. This kitchen, like the spaces we live, work, and play in, is a palimpsest; layered with traces of the decisions we’ve made, the relationships we value, and the ideologies we hold. These palimpsests are also marked by the wider world of our time; the tools and technologies available to us, the cultural agendas around us, the fashions and products we subscribe to, the infrastructures we depend upon. As architects, we tend to frame rooms as devices for shaping and guiding human behavior. In contrast, writers, production designers, and art directors tend to think of rooms as places that have been shaped by the long histories of the characters, substances and objects that have passed through them. Using Unreal Engine 5 and Cinema 4D, the Speculative Worldbuilding Macro Module focused on building rooms as “After Images” of the events that have occurred within and around them.

Instructor: Nathan Su (@nathanssu)

Saubhagini Mahajan, Akshaya Prabhu (@akshaya.prabhu_), Jen-Chun Shih (@m.k.s_68), Kavana Reddy (@Kavanareddy), Aayushi Arun Chheda (@aayushic97), Xuanhe Zhang, Fatima Parwez, Neelam Deshpande (@the_blue_stone_), Soham Ghosh (@sohamblackstrat), Poorva Vinay Joshi (@poorva__joshi_), Sean (Han) Meng (@s___ean), Wenqin Ma (@lynn0314), Haorui Zhang, Wei-Huan Chueh, Chenshuo Zhang, Ziyi Wang, Berhan Uludag (@berhanuludag), Miao Hu, Sunny Shah, Deeksha Harish, Haoran Wang (@kevinnnnwang), Akanksha Deolekar, Hao Wang, Shrinethraa Senthil Kumar (@smallmultitudes), Kuan Heng Chen, Xiaoyu Zhao, Zhirui He, Shuocheng (Lee) Li, Ankita Thukral (@artzayay), Aditya Bajoria, Cai (Amy) Xiao, Yinghao Zhang, Huihang Xu, Yingqian Zhu, Krittanat Nartetamrongsutt (@krittnarte), Quancheng Wu (@mosamoma333), Yue Luo, Nastaran Fadaee Jonaghani (@nastaran.fadaee), Zhiyang Guo, Eileen Hu, Shravanthi Shyam Dornadula, Qiao Gong, Sonali Shukla (@S0), Xiaolei Liu (@Sharey686), Navid Ansari (@_navidansari), Jie Shao, Zhongqian Luo, Aditi Minhas (@ante_meridiem1919), Bo Su, Dhwani Shah (@Dhwani1311), Manan Vikam, Megha Chhilar, Gabriela Jarboe, Ziming Yan, Yilan Huang, Yunlong Zhao, Kexin Xiao (@eveeeqiao), Zeting Li



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