Forrest Whitmore

Is: mapping topographical data to piano key values in an effort to compose emotive musical landscapes.
Reading: Caribou: Poems by Charles Wright, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, and A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton.
Joined fwwd: to compress the cultural & interdisciplinary boundaries of creative fields while mindfully learning from others.

Juris Flores (sivartextures)

Is: exploring the relationship between cities and the visuals (particularly in El Salvador). Maps and collages are produced by researching/combining their urban characteristics to their environmental and socio-political context.
Reading: ARE 5.0 Study Material.
Joined fwwd: to further explore the socioeconomic factors that are reflected in our contemporary architecture and urbanism.

Abel Zatarain (aux-lab)

Is: analyzing the narrative prosthetic devices of Game of Thrones (spoilers: Arya’s masks, Jaime’s golden hand, and Bran’s wheelchair).
Reading: The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico by Miguel Leon-Portilla & The Power of Art by Simon Schama.
Joined fwwd: to engage the greater public in the discourses of technology, architecture, and design.