The “Oscillation” mural in the EiTM Lab is representative of data found in Professor Melo’s research pertaining to people’s assumptions and experiences around makerspaces. Each color represents a different user type or descriptor referenced in the data (view the sketchbook picture below for swatches and related notes). Additionally, the amount of color used correlates to the frequency that type is mentioned.
The centered oscillation contains six bands for the six colored categories. These bands are intertwined in the design representing the people within the space working together and the cyclical creative processes they undertake – oscillating the makerspace as its center point. I believe people make the space in which they reside. This mural reflects the users of makerspaces to provide context to the infinite potential, function, and creativity of the space.
Mimi Stockton, Summer 2021
“Oscillation” Mural in the EiTM Lab by Mimi Stockton
“‘In the beginning’ is chaos, the whirling, unpredictable movement of forces, vibratory oscillations that constitute the universe.”
– Elizabeth Grosz, Chaos, Territory, Art