A project about symbols.
I visited Flushing Meadow Park and went to see the Westinghouse Time
Capsules, through which I found the creators back then designed a series
of symbols to people 5000 years later explaining modern English. The use
of symbols in this context remind me of ancient language that are almost
like illustrations. After a research on meaning of symbols
changing throughout time, I finally come up with 5 symbols (laser cut
transparent acrylic board) and 10 double sided cards. The cards show
meanings of the same symbol in the past/present, with the back side
explaining where it comes from and why. Users may play with the actual
objects, trying to match up the pairs and learn how simple gestures can
contain various meanings and how they evolve at the same time.