Well hello again blogging world – it seems like so long since we last sat down and talked, but I am back again. A lot has happened since my last blog post, and my interests are now close to be defined and to a point of specificity. I am now an alumni of UCLA’s Design Media Arts program, and a current student in the MFA program at the Art Center College of Design studying Media Design. In case you are curious, here is my most recent statement, which has gone through many revisions, and is close to helping me understand my obsessions as I work towards my thesis.
Matthew Manos uses transmedia design as a method of authorship in order to provide new perspectives on the things we forget about. His work aims to marry a passion for business, activism, and story-telling in order to form cultural critique and raise questions about the capabilities and potentials of both the design and business industries. Matthew uses design-oriented research in order to explore all mediums and technologies to formulate results that lead to more inquiry. Matthew is both a fictional and non-fictional entrepreneur interested in exploring and innovating new modes of business construction in order to use capitalism as a topic for design research, and business as a tool for the creation of art and design.
I go to school in a wind tunnel – it is awesome. This past semester was extremely eye-opening for me. It’s funny, looking back at my work from the past 10 years, I realize that there is such a strong connection / string between them all. I am excited to continue to define that string, and to grow it – hopefully that will be visible on this blog… But for now – “business” Matthew is going to take his tie off and hit up the Burbank Skatepark. This would mark one year since I last dropped into a bowl… and that is just too depressing. It is time to find a balance – literally and figuratively.