Thursday, June 17, 2010
Barangaroo competing users >>> Professional / Tourist
zoomorphism; the attribution of animal characteristics or qualities...
anthromorphism; the attribution of human characteristics to non-human creatures, forms, objects, phenomena or concepts...
metaphor; a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity...
predator > prey
lion > zebra
tourist > professional
Professional – Zebra
· The zebra is part of a herd/corporation. Singularity is its weakness.
· The zebra represents a structured existence; routine existence is cooperative with the herd; eat, sleep, drink as a group.
· The zebra represents the professional; their structured daily work life is a part of the collective professional body; work, lunch break, coffee break, to and from work.
· The zebra (professional) is relatively harmless, and goes about its business independently
· The professional is disrupted by the lion (tourist), who feeds on their existence and upsets their lifestyle.
· He is the unsuspecting victim to her brutal invasion of privacy and environment
· He is driven by fear of this noisy, unpredictable tourist that might destroy his perfect, quiet, computer-focused world.
· He thinks of numbers and spreadsheets, he is cautious and risk averse. His actions are analytical and ordered. He represents the machine.
Tourist – Lion
· The lion operates in a strategic fashion, observing and pre-empting its opportunities (prey).
· The lion savagely interrupts the zebra’s existence.
· The lion represents chaos, disorder and disruption.
· The lion is uncontrollable, its movement is unpredictable.
· The tourist (lion) is loud, obnoxious, disrespectful, will stop at nothing to get that ‘kodak moment’.
· She refuses to stand in line, she is cunning and the professionals are at her mercy.
· She stands out amongst a sea of black suits, and is on the prowl. REOW
· She is not a typical tourist, no matching hat and flag for her.
· She is an outsider to the corporate world, and is out to sustain herself; she is the ‘spanner in the works’.
Based on our interpretation of the tourist, our third experiment explores this sculptural unpredictable personality, as opposed to the rigid revit formula-driven form of the professional.