Drowning Debris 

Karin Sanders

Utilizing the virtual reality program Gravity Sketch, it gave us the opportunity to mold and virtually create objects with our hands that we have seen in various churches across Europe. We questioned the notion of gravity early in the process. While designing our first columns, organizing them from ground to sky felt absurd without both. We spotlighted three elements: the column, the chain, and the debris. As one progresses through the assortment of features, the columns begin to scatter and dissolve. The chain thus links these elements, acting as an opposing force to the thick columns. Under tension, they keep them in a coherent whole, resisting the entropy of a world under expansion.

Michael Joseph Farris 


Michael Farris is a problem-solver who excels in the overlap between disciplines. His leadership and team-building experience has taught him that there is greater opportunity for growth when opposing beliefs, perspectives, and experiences unite. Ever since founding and hosting the first student-led podcast series, rizdeology, along with the first-ever fully funded TEDxRISD conference, Michael is a proven leader that knows how to solve and scale ideas.

Reach out 

You can contact Michael directly at his email: michaeljfarris1@gmail.com

Through the ‘critique’ process, Michael has continually crafted narratives, showcased emotions, and created plausible stories, convincing audiences how and why his proposition is viable. Michael has various skills, including Adobe CC, Rhino, AutoCAD, Revit, 2D Drafting, Twin Motion, V-Ray, Gravity Sketch, Unity, Climate Studio, and Photosphere.