The Colloquy of Mobiles
The Colloquy of Mobiles—
book design • 4 weeks • individual project
This museum booklet is my first print piece exploring information architecture, typographic styling, progressive disclosure, and tensions between the visual and verbal.
I designed this book to capture the story behind The Colloquy of Mobiles, a 1968 installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. It was created by inventor and cybernetician, Gordon Pask, and was reproduced in 2018. This book takes you through the history of Pask’s original work, the process of recreating Colloquy 2018, and it’s implications on design in the world of Artificial Intelligence.
I reflect the physical structures in installation through typography, e.g. in the way that the table of contents resembles a female body in the installation.
I took the raw text from the conversation between bodies in the installation, and transformed it into a full-page, text message conversation (page 10).
I designed this book through an iterative process using Adobe InDesign. Here’s an overview of my process:
book map + table of contents
image + editorial research
openers + interior pages
front + end matter
cutting + binding of final booklet