projection (noun), from the Latin, ‘proicere’, to ‘throw forth’.
Projection implies a dynamic process where abstract concepts, or data, are thrust into a new state of being.
A projection is fundamentally an active event. It is a process of transmission. Light, information, thoughts or ideas are thrownoutward along defined trajectories, and are ultimately reshaped by this exchange. The process of design is a series of outward projections, developed as ideas are carefully guided from the mind into the world. This also involves an act of imagining, a projection into the future. Ideas conceived today are envisaged as tomorrow’s present.
The tools used to convey imagined visions necessarily impact both process and outcome. Historically, artists experimented with linear perspective to project an imagined world beyond the picture frame. Today, adaptations of visual projection are used to construct highly polished digital renders of objects and buildings yet to emerge in the physical world. The systems used to convey a design vision inherently shape its development. Every line, every mark, on the page or screen, can be traced back through a process of projection - an action that embodies an exchange of information.
Given that the outward transmission of an idea has a significant impact on the way it is received and understood, how can we reflect on the processes of projection in design? What impact do the tools used to communicate a vision have on the way ideas become reality?
Inflection Journal invites you to submit a visual ‘Projection’ reflecting on these questions for Transmit|Outward, an exciting exhibition to be mounted at the Melbourne School of Design in 2015. Selected entries will be published in the forthcoming issue of Inflection Journal.
Entries close 5PM AEST on Wednesday July 1st, 2015.
Images must be 4724 pixels wide and 5669 pixels high.
Images must be in PNG, JPEG or TIF format.
Inflection is a student-run design journal based at the Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne University. Born from a desire to stimulate debate and generate ideas, it advocates the importance of the printed word and the discursive voice of students, academics and professionals. Founded in 2013, Inflection is a home for provocative writing, a place to share ideas and engage with the exciting time we are living in.
Inflection is first and foremost a place to gather and share discourse about the built environment.
Inflection is fundamentally a printed journal. The physicality of the object: its weight, texture and smell all contribute to the experience of the reader.
Inflection asserts that criticality is possible in any mode of expression- written or drawn, prose or poetry.
Inflection will always be themed and encourages a plurality of opinions in every issue. Inflection will publish work from students, professionals, academics and unaffiliated members of the public.
Inflection is rigorous. It exists to make a serious contribution to the field and will always be carefully designed, composed and edited.
The inaugural edition of Inflection was launched in November 2014.