Thursday, November 4, 2010

SYNECTICS. The journey starts with the very first noise being made.

This is my environmental design 4 studio project midterm presentation.
For this term, we are focusing on designing exhibition space.

Synectics is a traveling experience that heightens the connection between the unorthodox, yet truthful sound of the genre-inventing band, Linkin Park and its passionate fan base.

The journey starts with the very first noise being made. The band break free of the expectations and existing barriers to explore and create the uniquely distinctive sound that composes a brand new experience. With the messages from their impactive lyrics and music videos, and the astonishing visual effect at the live performances. Even though every change and new stuff sounds so different, you know that sound is Linkin Park.

Let me give you a brief intro to Linkin Park.

Linkin Park is a band from Agoura Hills, California.
The band blended different styles of music into one brand new sound that is never been heard before. Their music style combine the alternative metal, nu metal, and rap rock sound with in uences and elements from hip-hop, alternative rock, and electronica, utilizing programming and synthesizers.

In their newest album, A Thousand Suns, they break free of the traditional song and album structure to explore and create the uniquely distinctive sound that composes a brand new experience. For example they released a track that is 47 minutes long, which includes all the songs in the album from start to end, to give the listeners a complete experience of the album, A Thousand Suns.

They also have a extreme strong connection with their fans. Besides numerous active unofficial fan sites, such as Linkin Park Association, the band operates its own official fan club named Linkin Park Underground (aka LPU). LPU members are invited to many exclusive activities such as meet-and-greet events, performances, and video shooting for the song Faint.

Before the release of their first single The Catalyst form A Thousand Suns, the band also lunches a "pre-mix" contest, inviting fans to remix their new single. The winner of the contest is also invited to work on and featured on their new album. (That's the guy that wins :] )

So, Synectics.

Since most of the fan communities are on-line now. And it can provide a great opportunity for fans to meet each other and the band members, obtain an understanding of band's philosophy in creating music, and receive exclusive materials from the band.

The time for the exhibition will be during the touring period for the band to rehearse and very beginning  of the process of making a new album, since there will be a lot of interesting stuff the band is doing during the rehearsal and experimenting for the new sound. The location will be warehouses near the concert locations.

For LA,

it is a hundred-year-old warehouse located near the Staple Center, which will be the concert location.

I think the history of the building is very cool and can be a very interesting space for the band to rehearse.

And the demographic will be, of course...

...the fans! Also old fans and people who know Linkin Park via different media other than their music (side projects, movies, arts......etc.) to get a better understanding of the band.

The structure!
Fans can experience the fallowing program:

The whole structure will be attached to the temporary rehearse stage / studio.
Now comes the real model... haha...

For the material of the exhibition structure, I'm thinking using sound cancelation materials and plastic panels for the feeling of the recording studio and for easy changing of the graphics in the inside of the structure.

So that is the end of my presentation. 

Because my topic is Linkin Park, my presentation integrated huge amount of videos and music, so theres less slides with words and more watching videos and listen to me talk... which i like a lot XD.
Unfortunately it is a gigantic 0.5 GB Apple Keynote file with cool animations, so I'm still looking for ways to put the file up here...

Anyway, here comes more pictures.

All of the stuff are still in the design process, received lots of great feedback form the instructors.
That's it for right now...

All pictures click to enlarge.

Linkin Park, Linkin Park logo, Linkin Park photo and video copyright belongs to Linkin Park, Warner Bros. Records, and Machine Shop Recordings.
This is a student project and does not reflect the views of  Linkin Park, Warner Bros. Records, and Machine Shop Recordings.

Other stuff copyright belongs to me, Evan M. Liao.    :D

En proceso.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Evan, I can see you make a big challenge in your design style! I love this change...Excellent work, keep going....