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COTARD DELUSION

VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF THE MENTAL ILLNESS OF DEATH

This assignment is focusing on surface manipulation, discretization and curve processing. The prompt is to design a “burialmask for an architect”, either real or metaphorical, yet the outcome should resemble a physically constructible face. The concept of our design revolves around the Cotard Delusion, which is a rare mental illness in which the affected person holds the delusional belief that they are already dead, do not exist, are putrefying, or have had part of their body distorted, destroyed or taken.

This was a collaborative project between Lucy Yip and Yiqi Zhao.
My contribution to this project was prototyping and programming using p5.js and C#, rendering. Yiqi Zhao's contribution was grasshopper and miliped and colored renderings.

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