DANA ELKIS
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Research led graphic designer based in New York. Practiced versatile projects in the field of visual communication. From the execution of concept-driven, commissioned projects to self-initiated studies.
While I enjoy being curious, meticulously detailed, playful and an intuition-driven designer, I'm drawn to design that's led by content and not designers; a design that has Relevant longevity and purpose.

Reflective Landscapes

Our inspiration and goal for this project is to create an effective metaphor
and medium for the term “echo” as it relates to music. In music, echo can be
defined as a “repetition or mimicking of a certain passage, usually with less
force and volume than the original statement”.

We have implemented this concept by building a 3 x 2 ft box containing a
diffused window overlooking a large (700 pixel) LED matrix, with 5 to 7 sliders
positioned on the x and y axis of the box.  As users move these sliders, they
are able to “create” echos. Those echos begin spreading through the matrix,
emitting sound as they move and grow. If users move
the sliders in such a way that the echos “collide” they will be absorbed into
each others’ feedback loops, thus creating a new, larger sound in the network,
and introducing more complexity in the visual/audio feedback. Multiple people
can interact with our project at once.  Our goal is to create a novel experience,
not an instrument that one can “master”.

We are purposefully foregoing detailed instructions on how to use our creation,
as our goal is to get people to explore all the possibilities within our system.


Physical Computing, ITP ,NYU 2018
Made in Collaboration with Matt Ross


















                












                        

























                 









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