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  • ericachoi 4:46 pm on December 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi there, here we are stefano and erica!… 

    Hi there,

    here we are stefano and erica!

    we have think that it could be useful to start thinking about how will presentation go

    and which kind of content we should prepare for it




    1. what is “Time Traveller”

    2. Brand Identity (title-slogen/colours/ fonts etc. ) – (Kevin and Erica)

    • Flyers design
    • posters design – advertising
    • ticket design
    • general mocking up how the each sections of exhibition looks like  (wall colours/ explanations on the wall /lights etc.)
    • Blue print of the exhibition

    3. start of the exhibition  –


    • ticket booths(choose the year) – Video(Brain and Stefano make it)
    • infrographic (what happened in the 20th century 1910-2010) – graphic(Kevin and Erica)

    put the HIGHLIGHTS, give some data from 1945,1960s,1980s,2000.

    • map of exhibition (Kevin and Erica)

    4. SECTION 2   LIFESTYLE (1960’s ???)

    put on the cloths from the year / taking photo of visiters

    • interactive wardrobe   (Video Bryan and Stefano)

    5. SECTION 3  MEDIA (2000???)

    3 different interactions

    a)radio:  the visitor becomes the antenna of a radio projected on the floor and with his movement can modify the frequency (Video Bryan and Stefano)

    b)tv: a touch screens allows user to select view differents significative newspaper (Video Bryan and Stefano)

    there will be the possibility to research trough them por months (jan/feb/march ) and for country

    c)music: a floor projection of some vinyls (in general the most common support of the year) (Video Bryan and Stefano)
    allows you jump from one to another one and listen to the tracks

    6. SECTION 4  HISTORY (1945 ???)

    interactive floor controlled  by the users with wiimote  (Video Brian and Stefano)

    7. SECTION 5 DISCOVERY-science/art/design (1983 ???)

    kinetic screen is suit on this section which is about technology.

    eg. Rubik cube (Video Brian and Stefano)

    8. CONCLUSION / considerations

    strong/weak points

    the number of visitors that this exhibition takes

    the meanings of the exposition  eg. “Every moment is important.” ?????





  • ericachoi 11:38 pm on December 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    80’s mind mapping 

    I chose 80’s as a moment! As we know the visitors going to choose a year of 20 century.

    So, I have to prepare for 80’s ( some of people might choose so ) then Im going to pick a year between 1980-1989.

    Before choosing the year, I would like to see what happened in whole 80’s.

    Thus, there is my 80’s mind map so far.

  • Brian 梁文龍 Johnson 6:07 pm on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    The outcome has given us 5 main areas of… 

    The outcome has given us 5 main areas of focus each with subcategories the Area is GLOBAL and not specific to GB.
    1. CULTURE  = Fashion // Music // Lifestyle // Icons – Eg. Celebrity, Politician, King // Games //

    2. Science & Technology = Medical breakthrough // Invention & innovation //

    3. Media = TV // Radio // News // Politics // Film

    4. Art & Design = Artists // Famous works // Designs an Artifacts

    5, History & Geography = Environmental issues // Weather //

    Things that were added to the list of interactive elements include ‘A photo booth’ = add yourself to the experience  a ‘costume maker’ dresses the visitor in the period of the exhibition ‘suggestion post’ to prompt certain years fot the visitor unsure of what to select  – info kiosk that plucks facts from the data base to highlight facts, this could be inside and outside the experience

    The ability to change the date should be on all of the interactive inputs – and also when no information of any major relevance is on that year information about the period be offered as a general piece of text and/or visual.

    Tone of voice was discussed and the decision was made no to over complicate or over intellectualise the information or dumb it down too much Humour can be and should be utilised throughout the experience .

    That concluded…

    Erica is going to chose a the Year in the 1980’s  –
    Kevin to explore 1960’s
    Stefano is thinking of a character somewhere between 1930 – 1945
    to balance things out I can either make the character really young past 10 years old – or focus on the very early years in the exhibition 1920’s. the likelihood of big numbers of visitors in their 100’s is far less likely than 10 year olds arriving en-masse with their parents.  So for me it’s the year 2000 Y2K.
    Have a cool weekend, see you all monday, enjoy!!!

    • ericachoi 12:47 am on December 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      yeh! Thanks brian for putting our ideas into shape!
      u r my hero! 🙂

  • Brian 梁文龍 Johnson 6:24 pm on November 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Early mind map to find a moment in time … 

    Early mind map to find a moment in time based on a shared interest and motivational subject. created in MindNode Pro.

  • ericachoi 9:18 pm on November 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Top 10 Hip Hop Songs of the 80s 


    The best hip hop songs of the 80′s were quite different than what we know as rap and hip hop today; there was no auto tune, and many of the best hip hop songs of the era actually weren’t about the money and the honeys. So throw on your best tracksuit and take a trip down memory lane with a mix tape of some of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s here:


    ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by The Sugarhill Gang Okay, so technically this isn’t one of the best hip hop songs on this list that was released in the 80′s, but since it is such a big part of the birth of the music genre, I’ve got to put it here. It’s almost surreal to see the people in platform shoes disco dancing to one of hip hop’s first big hits, but with Saturday Night Fever dying down in 1979, this funky freestyle tune with an addictive bass beat was the new sound the people needed to keep them on their feet. It might be one of the longest of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s on this list, but somehow it’s hard to get tired of hearing it.


    ‘The Message’ by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five But while one of the first of the best hip hop songs to take the 80′s by storm was full of lighthearted lyrics, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five decided to delve a little deeper into the pain of life on the streets with 1982′s ‘The Message’. It’s a slower tune with a little synthesizer, but this song isn’t about the music; it’s all about the message contained in the song’s lyrics. It’s one of the best when it comes to capturing the frustration and heartbreak of living in the ghetto, a unique form of poetry with amazing imagery (including a graphic description of what happens to many of the smugglers, burglars, pickpockets, and panhandlers when they get caught). It may be one of the more heartbreaking hip hop songs of the 80′s, but it’s also one of the most honest, and it’s ability to move you makes it one of the best.


    ‘Planet Rock’ by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force This is another of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s hailing from the year 1982, but but it is quite a different beat from the one above. The obvious precursor to genres like techno and house definitely sounds like it’s from another planet, with otherworldly synthesizer sounds (including some robotic singing). It’s hypnotic and chaotic, and it makes this list of the best 80′s hip hop songs for being a successful experiment in music.


    ‘Walk This Way’ by Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith Of course you can’t have a list of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s without this one. In what is one of the most ingenuous musical collaborations of all time, Run-D.M.C. took an Aerosmith song from the 1970′s and ran with it in 1986 (I’m sure that was hard to do in their unlaced sneakers). Of course the hip hop crew had a little help from the band behind the original, the result of which was a perfect meshing of rock and hip hop. And if the mixture of rapping and scratching with electric guitar isn’t enough for you, just check out the amazing music video where the long-haired rock band meets the Adidas-adorned rappers. Plus the hit’s power to bring together fans of two very different types of music definitely makes it one of the best hip hop (and rock) songs of the 80′s.


    ‘Fight For Your Right’ by Beastie Boys I know the Beastie Boys ended up hating it, but if you look at one of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s as it’s meant to be seen (a little ditty that delights in poking fun at the frat boys that take its lyrics seriously), you can’t help but smile and sing along to another of the hip hop songs of the 80′s that helped the genre cross over into mainstream popularity. The 1986 tune about living to party was supposed to be a parody, but the fact that it’s silly lyrics about lollygagging around went over everyone’s heads is just further proof that it’s one of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s.


    ‘Pump Up The Volume’ by M/A/R/R/S This is another of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s with an experimental sound, and one of the musical mashups that would help popularize sampling from other songs. The 1987 dance tune contained samples from over a dozen different songs, and even includes a Wolfman Jack quip at the beginning (that’s enough to make it one of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s in my book).


    ‘Push It’ by Salt-N-Pepa What would this list of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s be without the first ladies of the genre? In 1987, Salt-N-Pepa set the stage for many sexy hip hop songs to follow with some very naughty lyrics about getting down and dirty on the dance floor. With their over-the-top style and sex appeal, these lovely ladies spiced up a male-dominated genre and proved that female rappers were going to push it and not let themselves get pushed around.


    ‘Straight Outta Compton’ by N.W.A. And now for something completely different. This hard-hitting, hardcore rap hit from 1988 is one of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s for the way it shocked and rocked the world upon its release. The song takes no prisoners from the beginning, assaulting your ears with language that would make a sailor blush and references to guns and bodies being hauled off. Sure it was controversial at the time, but this powerful ode to living on the streets has since become, without a doubt, one of the best rap songs of all time (hard to believe Ice Cube is doing family films now).


    ‘Fight the Power’ by Public Enemy The end of the 80′s saw another of the best hip hop songs of the decade with a message about life on the streets. This 1989 joint featured in the film ‘Do the Right Thing’ contains a political message about standing up to racism (the John Wayne and Elvis lines are great), and was a defiant call to action for a young generation feeling persecuted and frustrated. But the message doesn’t just make this one of the best rap songs of the 80′s; the audio behind the activism is also amazing.


    ‘Bust a Move’ by Young M.C. And I think I’ll end this list of the best hip hop songs of the 80′s on a more lighthearted note with this tune from1989. ‘Bust a Move’ is just so much fun to listen to and to try and “bust a move” to (which might be why it’s so popular at weddings). The song manages to take us through a few vignettes portraying the perfect times to bust moves (at a party, high class luncheon, at the movies, and, of course, at a wedding), and I could seriously listen to Young M.C. tell stories all day long (there’s just something soothing and hypnotic about his voice). And here’s an interesting tidbit of trivia: Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers makes an appearance in the song playing bass guitar.


    So from the hip hop songs of the 80′s that make us happy to music with a message and the best surreal sounds of the decade, the era was an amazing mix of some of the best beats to ever be blasted from a boom box. So get in the 80′s groove, and don’t just stand there; bust a move.





  • ericachoi 11:14 am on November 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    100 Greatest Old School Hip Hop Records (1979-1985) 


    This post really helped me  to understand what was going on in 80’s hip-hop industry!

    I was born in 80’s and wanted to know 80’s history. This is reason why Brian, Kevin and I looked at 80’s then we found out 80’s music was interesting for 3 of us and British music experience exhibition.



    Rap music has always existed as an element of Hip Hop since the culture’s birth in the early 1970s. The first rappers (called MCs) would rap over funk, reggae, dub, soul, and disco beats and would hold spontaneous rhyming battles that were meant to verbally attack an opponent called “freestyles” (freestyling and flowing were words used to describe the impromptu vocal delivery). Artists that laid the template for such aggressive spoken word set to a funky beat include James Brown, Gil Scott-Heron, The Watts Prophets, and The Last Poets.

    By the spring of 1979, the first rap record surfaced with funk band The Fatback Band’s “King Tim IIII (Personality Jock)”. Later, The Sugar Hill Gang debuted in the summer with Hip Hop’s most famous commercial record yet,”Rapper’s Delight”. This list targets critical Hip Hop records during the old school era (1979-roughly 1985) before the revolution of “cut-n-paste” music and Run DMC’s seminal Hip Hop anthem “Walk This Way” in 1986.

    Hip Hop is first and foremost a culture with five important elements: the b-boys (break dancers), Graffiti/Aerosol artists, MCs, DJs, and the beatboxers. Knowledge and understanding and respect for Hip Hop and its roots are vital.



    Hip Hop music on record is born by Fatback Band’s “King Tim III”, Younger Generation’s “We Rap More Mellow”, and The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” (Hip Hop legend Grandmaster Caz wrote the lyrics but never got credit). Important artists such as Kurtis Blow and Grandmaster Flash also begin their careers, and some of the first socio-political-conscious records arise on the Paul Winley label through chiefly Tanya Winley. Philadelphia’s legendary radio personality Lady B becomes the first female rapper to have a record, and Steve Gordon’s “Take My Rap” is considered to be the first white rap record. Afro-Filipino Joe Bataan creates a hit with his “Rap-O, Clap-O”, the first signs of Hip Hop’s diversity. Enjoy Records and Sugar Hill Records become the defining Hip Hop labels of the old school era.

    1. Rapper’s Delight – The Sugar Hill Gang

    2. King Tim III (Personality Jock) – Fatback Band

    3. Rappin’ and Rocking the House – Funky Four Plus One

    4. Christmas Rappin’ – Kurtis Blow 5. Superrappin’ – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

    6. To the Beat Y’All – Lady B

    7. We Rap More Mellow – Younger Generation (a.k.a. Grandmaster Flash, et al)

    8. Rhythm Talk – Jocko

    9. Rhymin’ and Rappin’ – Paulette and Tanya Winley

    10. Rap-O, Clap-O – Joe Bataan

    11. Lady D – Lady D

    12. Jazzy 4 MCs – MC Rock

    13. Rhapazooty in Blue – Sickle Cell and Rhapazooty

    14. Spiderap – Ron Hunt

    15. Looking Good (Shake Your Body) – Eddie Cheba Honorable Mention: Take My Rap…Please – Steve Gordon & The Koshers


    This is Kurtis Blow’s year. He becomes the first rapper signed to a major record label, Mercury Records, where his song “The Breaks” becomes a certified gold record. He is the first to release a Hip Hop album, to embark on a Hip Hop tour, to be featured on television (“Soul Train” in October), and the first to give rap mainstream marketability (he also opened up for The Commodores and Bob Marley on tour). Rap is still seen as a fad although several disco-Hip Hop hybrids prove successful such as “Funk You Up”, “Zulu Nation Throwdown Part I”, “The New Rap Language”, and “Monster Jam”. Casper has the first rap record in Chicago, and The Sequence become the first all-female rap crew on record. Treacherous Three’s “Body Rock” is the first Hip Hop song to use rock guitars, and Blondie member Deborah Harry’s “Rapture” is the first massive Hip Hop record done by a white artist.
    1. The Breaks – Kurtis Blow
    2. The New Rap Language – Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three
    3. Zulu Nation Throwdown Part I – Afrika Bambaataa & Cosmic Force
    4. Funk You Up – The Sequence
    5. Monster Jam – Spoonie Gee and The Sequence
    6. Rapture – Blondie
    7. 8th Wonder – The Sugarhill Gang
    8. Freedom – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    9. Love Rap – Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three
    10. Adventures of Super Rhyme (Rap) – Jimmy Spicer
    11. Death Mix – Afrika Bambaataa
    12. Spoonin’ Rap – Spoonie Gee
    13. Body Rock – The Treacherous Three
    14. Vicious Rap – Tanya Winley
    15. How We Gonna Make the Black Nation Rise? – Brother D with Collective Effort Honorable Mention: Papa Dean – Sister Nancy


    Another great year for Hip Hop. Funky Four Plus One’s “That’s the Joint” becomes a seminal all-time classic record and the first Hip Hop group to perform on national television (Saturday Night Live). Grandmaster Flash’s “The Adventures…” and Afrika Bambaataa’s “Jazzy Sensation” are landmark recordings as well. Disco Daddy & Captain Rapp birth the first West Coast record, and the go-go group Trouble Funk has a success with its hybrid song “Drop the Bomb”. Mean Machine’s “Disco Dream” is the first Latin rap record, and The Evasions “Wikka Rap” is a British Hip Hop pioneering classic. Cybotron, the future creators of the electronic variant techno, usher in the Kraftwerk-inspired “Alleys of our Mind”.
    1. That’s the Joint – Funky Four Plus One
    2. The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    3. Jazzy Sensation – Afrika Bambaataa
    4. Gigolo Rapp – Disco Daddy & Captain Rapp
    5. Feel the Heartbeat – The Treacherous Three
    6. Apache – The Sugarhill Gang
    7. Do It, Do It – Disco 4
    8. Let’s Dance (Make Your Body Move) – West Mob
    9. Rappin’ Ain’t No Thang – The Boogie Boys
    10. A Heartbeat Rap – Sweet G
    11. Drop the Bomb – Trouble Funk
    12. Wikka Rap – The Evasions
    13. Disco Dream – Mean Machine
    14. Alleys of Your Mind – Cybotron
    15. It’s Rockin’ Time – Kool Kyle the Starchild


    This is the year of seminal rap and the birth of a new genre in Hip Hop: electro-funk, initiated by Afrika Bambaataa’s & The Soul Sonic Force’s “Planet Rock”, the most sampled Hip Hop record of all time (James Brown’s “Funky Drummer” is the most sampled record in Hip Hop). There is a great revival of interest in the Hip Hop elements, and this subgenre steers the music away from pure disco beats. The other most important Hip Hop record of all time is Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s “The Message” which jumpstarts political/social rap. The Cold Crush Brother’s “Punk Rock Rap” is another record that fuses Hip Hop with rock, and Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force’s “Looking for the Perfect Beat” is another seminal all-time Hip Hop classic. The first strands of Hip Hop soul also arise out of artists such as Planet Patrol and C-Bank (“One More Shot”), and the “Smurf” craze becomes one of Hip Hop’s most important trends.
    1. The Message – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    2. Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
    3. Looking for the Perfect Beat – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
    4. Play At Your Own Risk – Planet Patrol
    5. Punk Rock Rap – Cold Crush Brothers
    6. Rockin’ It – The Fearless Four
    7. Country, Rock, and Rap – Disco 4
    8. Pac Jam (Look Out for the OVC) – The Jonzun Crew
    9. Walking on Sunshine – Rocker’s Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin
    10. The Smurf – Tyrone Brunson
    11. Magic’s Wand – Whodini
    12. Change the Beat – Fab 5 Freddy
    13. Scorpio – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    14. Body Mechanic – Quadrant Six
    15. It’s Magic – The Fearless 4 Honorable Mention: E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s


    Another successful year for Hip Hop. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock and Grandmaster D.St. release the electro-funk Grammy winning “Rockit” while Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five release their second most important recording that ranks with Afrika Bambaataa’s “Looking for the Perfect Beat”: “White Lines (Don’t Do It)”. Man Parrish also releases the seminal “Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)”. More importantly, Run DMC debut with “It’s Like That/Sucker MCs'” single and begin their conquest as Hip Hop’s biggest and most influential group of all time (“Sucker MCs'” is regarded as the first hardcore rap track). T. La Rock & Jazzy Jay kick start Hip Hop’s biggest record label, Def Jam, as Ice T. debuts with the first “hardcore” rap as do punk rockers Beastie Boys with their first rap record “Cooky Puss”. Kraftwerk venture into Hip Hop with “Tour De France”, and Cybotron birth techno with their electro-funk anthem “Clear”. Electro-funk remains prosperous as the Hip Hop soul movement grows with C-Bank which foreshadows Shannon’s “Let the Music Play” which truly begins another Hip Hop variant born out of electro-funk: freestyle music or Latin Hip Hop.
    1. Rockit – Herbie Hancock and Grandmaster D.St.
    2. White Lines (Don’t Do It) – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    3. It’s Like That/Sucker MCs – Run DMC
    4. Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop) – Man Parrish
    5. Al Naafiysh (The Soul) – Hashim
    6. Clear – Cybotron
    7. Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren & The World’s Famous Supreme Team
    8. Lookout Weekend – Debbie Deb
    9. It’s Yours – T. La Rock & Jazzy Jay
    10. No Sell Out – Malcolm X with Keith LeBlanc
    11. The Payoff Mix – Mastermix of GLOBE and Whiz Kid’s Play That Beat Mr. DJ
    12. Jam on Revenge – Newcleus
    13. Cooky Puss – Beastie Boys
    14. Cold Winter Madness – Ice T
    15. Play That Beat Mr. DJ – G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid Honorable Mention: King of the Beat – Pumpkin

    1984 when I was born! important haha 🙂

    Another healthy year. Run DMC continue to be a strong force in the post-seminal song era of Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa, having their “Rock Box” video being the first rap song played on MTV. Freestyle music flourishes with Alisha (“All Night Passion”), Debbie Deb, Shannon (“Give Me Tonight”), and Nayobe (“Please Don’t Go”). Kurtis Blow releases the last batch of his greatest songs before fading, giving way to newcomer Doug E. Fresh and Whodini. U.T.F.O., originally backup singers for Whodini, record “Roxanne, Roxanne” which creates the biggest and most influential all-time trend in Hip Hop. Somewhere between 50-100 response records ensue, and two of them (“The Real Roxanne” and “Roxanne’s Revenge”) become massive classics, opening the door for female MCs to gain massive success in the future such as MC Lyte, Salt N Pepa, and Queen Latifah. 2 Live Crew’s “It’s Gotta Be Fresh EP”, released in late 1984, IS THE first significant Hip Hop record from the south and births what is know as Miami Bass, another Hip Hop variant alongside electro-funk and freestyle and early techno. Also, Afrika Bambaataa, “The Godfather of Hip Hop”, unites with “The Godfather of Soul”, James Brown, to record “Unity” which later causes an explosion in the sampling of James Brown records, a vital Hip Hop feature. Divine Sounds score a hit with their Run-DMC-like “What People Do for Money” as The Fat Boys become the most comical characters in Hip Hop (later collaborating with The Beach Boys and Chubby “The Twist” Checker).
    1. Rock Box – Run DMC
    2. Roxanne’s Revenge – Roxanne Shante
    3. Roxanne, Roxanne – U.T.F.O.
    4. Freaks Come Out At Night – Whodini
    5. Jam On It – Newcleus
    6. Unity – Afrika Bambaataa and James Brown
    7. One for the Treble – Davy DMX
    8. The Real Roxanne – The Real Roxanne
    9. When I Hear Music (It Makes Me Dance) – Debbie Deb
    10. Egypt, Egypt – Egyptian Lover
    11. Just Having Fun (Do the Beat Box) – Doug E. Fresh
    12. Request Line – Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three
    13. Jail House Rap – The Fat Boys
    14. 8 Million Stories – Kurtis Blow
    15. It’s Gotta Be Fresh (Revelation/2 Live) – 2 Live Crew Honorable Mention: What People Do for Money – Divine Sounds Honorable Mention: Reckless – Chris “The Glove” Taylor with Ice T and David Storrs


    The last great year of old school Hip Hop before the advent of overblown sampling and “Walk This Way” which took Hip Hop into a new direction both musically and culturally. Toddy Tee releases a seminal West Coast jam that foreshadows “gangsta” rap (along with rapper Schoolly D.’s “PSK-What Does it Mean?”). Freestyle hits it big with Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, Nu Shooz (“I Can’t Wait”), Connie (“Funky Little Beat”) and Trinere (“All Night”). Miami Bass evolves and garners hits with records such as MC A.D.E.’s (Adrian Does Everything) “Bass Rock Express”. Clearly, Doug E. Fresh, the king of beatboxing, owns the year 1985 as his records “La Di Da Di” and “The Show” took Hip Hop into a new direction and stand as massive influential classics.
    1. The Show – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
    2. La Di Da Di – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
    3. I Can’t Live Without My Radio – LL Cool J
    4. I Need a Beat – LL Cool J
    5. I Wonder If I Take You Home – Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
    6. The Roof is on Fire – Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three
    7. The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh) – Super Nature (Salt N Pepa)
    8. P.S.K.-What Does It Mean? (Park Side Killers) – Schoolly D
    9. Batterram – Toddy Tee a.k.a. Todd Howard 10. Alice, I Want You Just for Me – Full Force
    11. Big Mouth – Whodini
    12. Fresh is the Word – Mantronix
    13. Don’t Stop the Rock – Freestyle
    14. Terminator – Kid Frost
    15. A Fly Girl – The Boogie Boys Honorable Mention: Bass Rock Express – MC A.D.E. Honorable Mention: If I Ruled the World – Kurtis Blow Honorable Mention: Girl (Cocaine) – Too Short
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  • ericachoi 1:36 am on November 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    What is Exhibition Design? 

    What is Exhibition Design?

    by Jan LorencLee Skolnick,Craig Berger

    Practical tool to unlock the mechanics of exhibition design and production

    What is Exhibition Design? is the ultimate guide to the many facets of this rapidly emerging discipline, from retail design to museums and trade shows – every field that applies graphic information to place and object.

    This unrivalled handbook is a guide to the world of exhibition design, exploring what constitutes successful design and how it works. It clarifies the roles of the various design skills involved in exhibition design, as new technology and materials expand the possibilities for both form and function.

    What is Exhibition Design? provides a stunning, diverse portfolio of cutting-edge work from designers and studios around the world. Like the other titles in the Essential Design Handbooks series, this will be essential reading for every professional and student involved with exhibition design.

    About The Author

    Jan Lorenc’s reputation is not built on a signature style but on versatility. The Polish-born Lorenc structures his design firm around exploring the context of history and culture into any design program. His team of multi-disciplined architects, industrial designers, interior designers andgraphic designers carry out the diverse range of projects including architectural signage, exhibition, environments, and branding. The key to 30 years of accomplishments with his Roswell, Georgia-based firm is to understand, digest, and develop narratives that provide meaningful and innovative experiences.

    Lorenc graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Design receiving a BS in Industrial Design and an MS in Visual Design. After working for Ted Peterson Associates, and having designed the now prolific Target logo brand, he moved to Atlanta, GA and founded Lorenc Design. Lorenc received an additional MS in Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he met and later partnered with Korean-native Chung Youl Yoo. Together, Lorenc+Yoo Design is a 12-person operation with international partnerships in Dubai, UAE and Seoul, South Korea.

    Mr. Lorenc has been chosen as one of the 25 monuments to environmental graphics by the Society of Environmental Graphic Design on its 25th anniversary annual meeting. He has also been honored both nationally and internationally by Print Casebook’s Best in Environmental Design and Best in Exhibition Design, awards from Institute of Design, Graphis, ID Magazine, HOW Magazine, Exhibitor Magazine, Signs of the Times, American Institute of Graphic Arts, American Institute of Architects, and many more. Mr. Lorenc has been chosen for the Advisory Board for the College of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to awards and other honors, Lorenc+Yoo Design works are featured in numerous publications such as Jorg Boner’s Grand Stand: Design for Trade Fair Stands and Exhibitions, Vol. 1, Graphis Inc.’s Designers USA, Wayne Hunt’s Environmental Graphics: Projects & Process, Martin Pegler’s Designing the World¹s Best Exhibits, and Conway Morgan’s Trade Fair Design Annual 2002-2004.

    Lee H. Skolnick synthesizes art, science, and architecture to create memorable and meaningful experiences. He unlocks each project’s “motivating story” to inspire imagination, curiosity, and understanding. For over twenty-five years, Mr. Skolnick has passionately developed and pursued a singular approach to architecture over a broad spectrum of design projects. Based on his belief that architecture shares with other art forms the potential to embody and convey ideas and meaning by the specific means of interpretation and narrative, Mr. Skolnick has sought to unearth the unique themes and concepts which characterize each situation, and to translate them into architectural expression.

    Breaking down the barriers between disciplines, Mr. Skolnick has created an extraordinary firm where more than 35 designers and educators work side by side. By making a thorough exploration and translation of content the starting point for design, he has brought depth, authenticity, and vision to an enormous array of diverse projects around the country. His residential projects have been recognized as works of fresh innovation and inspiration.

    By applying his unique design approach to the broadest possible range of project types, Mr. Skolnick has proven the efficacy of what he calls “Architecture as Interpretation”, and he has been recognized internationally for this work. Since the 1980’s, he has often been honored as “best of” in numerous design types and has been awarded Architectural Digest’s “AD100”, Cooper Union’s “Achievers Under 40, House & Garden’s Design Obsession, the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement from Cooper Union, The Best of the Best Home Book’s House of the Year and local, state and national AIA Honor Awards. Mr. Skolnick has also been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

    In addition to being the subject of major international coverage in the design press, proof of his influence can be found in over 100 articles in non-design publications. Reports about his design process clarify for the layman the significance of a building’s “narrative”, and illustrate the evocative linguistic power of materials and detail in creating meaningful design experiences.

    Craig Berger is Director of Education and Professional Development for the Society for Environmental Graphic Design(SEGD). Craig started as a preservation architect with John Milner Associates before managing sign and streetscape programs for the Foundation for Architecture starting in 1996. In his capacity there Craig became an expert in urban sign and interpretive programs, completing studies and focus group testing on color, wayfinding, accessability and maintenance /management issues. Craig has advised a number of cities and heritage areas around the country in how to develop their own urban sign programs including financing, design and maintenance including Lancaster PA, Philadelphia PA, Washington D.C., and Miami Beach FLA. Also in his work at the Foundation Craig did a large scale survey on streetscape issues and permitting that resulted in two educational brochures on the subject in use by the city, as well as develop educational programs on urban design and neighborhood redevelopment.

    Since joining SEGD in 2002 Craig has developed an educational and training program for the organization based on designer competencies and has also developed an outreach program in universities and other design associations. Internally Craig has worked to expand design knowledge through an extensive educational program of workshops, lectures, teleconferences and publications in three specific areas: Wayfinding, Information Design, and Exhibition Design. He has also spearheaded specific coursed accessability, wayfinding, sign systems, exhibition design and Universal design.

    Craig has also developed a program to spearhead the placement of environmental graphic design and exhibition design programs in universities. In the process of developing this program Craig has taught wayfinding design at Florida International University, Iowa State University, and Kent State University and is currently developing exhibition design programs at the University of Liecester and Fashion Institute of Technology.

    Currently Craig is spearheading a testing and educational program with SEGD on developing a set of universal healthcare symbols on behalf of Hablamos Juntos with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Craig also recently wrote the book Wayfinding: Designing and Implementing Graphic Navigational Systems, published by Rotovision in November 2005.

    Craig has a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of architecture from the Pennsylvania State University (1993), and a Masters of Business Administration from Temple University (1999) with a concentration in International Business.

    reference_ http://www.rotovision.com/description.asp?isbn=978-2-940361-66-3#

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