Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Spirituality through Contemporary Design

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Mike Daines

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

There are many designs such as mandalas and labyrinths that have taken on spiritual significance and have been used in practice of meditation for years. The practice of spirituality is becoming increasingly popular in the west after originating in eastern countries thousands of years ago. Although this trend has taken on a large commercial presence, many people in the west are genuinely interested in the practice of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga, and spirituality among millennials is on the rise. Exploring these spiritual designs plus color theory and applying them to a western world visual language can lead to the execution of successful design that functions on a deeper, spiritual level. By mapping the mind and understanding how the brain reacts during meditation I can find similarities to the reaction of colors, patterns, and design elements in the brain. Through my research I strive to study spirituality in contemporary society plus contemporary design and see where the two meet to create strong design that can aid one on their spiritual path in a modern world. I will present my research with a poster design that shows the process and demonstrates my research findings.

Location

The North Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 1:15 PM

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Spirituality through Contemporary Design

The North Atrium

There are many designs such as mandalas and labyrinths that have taken on spiritual significance and have been used in practice of meditation for years. The practice of spirituality is becoming increasingly popular in the west after originating in eastern countries thousands of years ago. Although this trend has taken on a large commercial presence, many people in the west are genuinely interested in the practice of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga, and spirituality among millennials is on the rise. Exploring these spiritual designs plus color theory and applying them to a western world visual language can lead to the execution of successful design that functions on a deeper, spiritual level. By mapping the mind and understanding how the brain reacts during meditation I can find similarities to the reaction of colors, patterns, and design elements in the brain. Through my research I strive to study spirituality in contemporary society plus contemporary design and see where the two meet to create strong design that can aid one on their spiritual path in a modern world. I will present my research with a poster design that shows the process and demonstrates my research findings.