Defining the Abstract

Week 5 — Telling the Tale of the Rainbow

Decoding the Phenomenon of the Rainbow and its significance.

Picture Credits — Unsplash
The Occurrence of the Rainbow in Mythology — Noah’s Story (left), the Irish Tale (Centre), The Bow of Lord Indra (Right) Image Credits — National Geographic, Sanatan Society and clipartkey
The Wiphala (left) and the Rainbow Flag, a symbol of the LGBT Community (centre) and the seven chakras (right) — Image credits: National Geographic and lgbtq+experiment, intomyom.com
  • Circumhorizontal
  • Circumzenthial
  • Double Rainbow
  • Red Rainbow
  • Fogbows
  • Moonbow

Week 6 — Gathering Information

Vocabulary of Comics
Mc Cloud’s ‘Vocabulary of Comics’ is a go-to guide on the difference between icons and symbols and the contexts that employ the former or latter in an effective manner.

McCloud’s Vocabulary of Comics — Icons and Symbols
McCloud’s Vocabulary of Comics —Scales of Representation
  • Complex to Simple
  • Realistic to Iconic
  • Objective to Subjective
  • Specific to Universal
Symbols — A Form of Universal Communication
The Closure Clause
Transition and Motion Techniques
The Tale of the Rainbow

Week 7 — Create, Iterate and Repeat

The initial concept of depicting the working of a rainbow incorporated the three scientific principles of physics — dispersion of light, refraction and reflection of light. I decided to pursue the concept of personifying the seven colours to explain the concepts and bring out the larger symbolism of rainbows and their association with diversity and respect.

Exploration of the Visual Medium
Exploring the Temporal Channel
First Draft of the Script

Week 8

Changing Narrative

The gloomy weather fades and the rain has stopped, sunlight in its white and pristine form spreads its shine on Earth again. A young girl with her mother watches the rainbow with the utmost wonder, as the coloured bows leave her mesmerised.

Narration — Image 1, 2 and 3
Narration — Image 4 and 5

Week 9 — Presentation

Week 10 — Peer Review

We kicked off the peer review sessions during the course of the week where all of us had to review the videos of three of our peers and receive and incorporate the feedback we received.

Week 11 — Final Presentation

The gloomy weather fades and the rain has stopped, sunlight in its white and pristine form spreads its shine on Earth again. A young girl with her mother watches the rainbow with the utmost wonder, as the coloured bows leave her mesmerised.

Reflection

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Aashrita Indurti

Aashrita Indurti

Interaction and Service Designer | Graduate Student at the School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University