“How can the technological crisis be shown through the perspective of graphic design?”
Shi Yun has explored the crisis of misinformation to the audience through graphic design. For many, social media has become a fundamental method of communication, but increased dependency on it has consequences – limiting our ability to reflect on what we view and occupying more and more of our time. Shi sees misinformation as a new type of data noise and this project aims to extract the visual elements of data noise and visualise how misinformation spreads, manipulating and influencing us as it does, through a series of outputs including books, bookmarks, fonts and a language that imitates code.
An interactive element of the project uses electric paint, to prompt audience reactions to social media through touch as well as transparent paper to visualise the transformation from real facts to fake news. A set of ‘difficult fonts’ offers a solution – slowing down reading speed in an effort to encourage deep thinking – as well as challenging the legibility principle of typographic design.