This is just cruel and it makes me laugh every time I buy a ticket for the Metro in Washington, DC. Bureaucratic interface design? Design by committee? Some could view this mayhem as symbolic of other issues in that particular town.
This is an installation I created to map my classmates based on their individual experiences and interests. Each student mapped items that correspond with their particular area of expertise. The finished image dimensionalized the complexities of our multidisciplinary design group and allowed everyone to identify patterns of overlap with fellow students. The mapping also generated a unique "constellation" for each student and created asterisms where there were overlaps. Asterisms are created when stars visually overlap with one another in space to create the perception that some stars are brighter than others. A slight shift in our perspective would reveal that any two points that appear to overlap could actually be separated by vast distances. [gallery link="file"]