Spaces Between Us: A Digital Epitaph to Non-Events is a book that speaks about the intersection between digital and physical. It features a series of Craigslist Missed Connections digital ads throughout New York City and served as my final project at Parsons The New School for Design.

Project Summary: The preponderance of the digital creates, in and of itself, a segue to a post-digital era. I've intertwined Craigslist missed connections ads and articles about online dating and missed connections into a short narrative that speaks about the intersection between digital and physical. This selection of ads, like pixels, forms a much larger picture that is connected by invisible strands that each reader brings to the spaces between themselves. Each story serves as a private memento and yet the medium is broadcast indiscriminately in a type of public forum. Perhaps more interesting than the notes themselves are the spaces they describe and our own attempts to explore the spaces between us.

 

Graphic Design
Book Design

 


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I scoured Craigslist missed connections for days, downloading the most interesting and eccentric ads. Some of the ads were hilarious, some strange, and others were heartwarming. I experimented with different visual directions and decided on using Google maps to locate the different locations. 

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My project was featured on the Parsons Student Work site, which was quite an honor.