Book Design, Extensive Research, Installation
Linking concepts together from seemingly different domains is one of the greatest ways to train our minds to adapt and stay on their toes. A group of writers and mathematicians formed Oulipo to free literature using constrained writing techniques.
Controlled Spontaneity examines how the works in the tradition of Oulipo and computer-generated literature share the same traits of constraints and potentialities and explores how the rules can stimulate our spontaneous creativity.
︎︎︎As this project topic is about the word ”constraint,” I use the grid system as my design constraint and play the typography and images layout within the grid constraint, but also as a typography system.
︎︎︎The installation, as a transmedia component of the book Controlled Spontaneity, explores the intersection between works in the tradition of Oulipo and computer-generated poems and the transformation of poems from print-based to spatial media.