Rose Bender
Building community through meaningful digital experiences


Throughout 2019 I will be working on my graduate thesis for a Master of Science in Integrated Digital Media at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering. Sounds pretty intense right? Below I'll chronicle the ideation, iteration, failures, and triumphs. Join me, won't you?

If You Build It...

Promoting the Event

I finally booked a space and time for the event and created a Facebook event and Eventbrite registration form. I’ve started promoting the event on my personal Instagram and created some collateral to use in promotions. I intend to submit it to some NYC event listings, but mostly I’m hoping to maximize on my social capita.

Building the Panels

During my meeting with Elizabeth, she helped me to brainstorm a way to stablize the panels to make them six foot. They are built ut of trifold science board and measure 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. They have a 2 foot stablizer and a 2 foot brace. The initial prototype took about 40 minutes and it took about six hours to make nine more boards

Covering the Panels

I wanted to test how covering the boards with butcher paper using different adhesives would work. I also tested two different types of large scale printing and created a template for the panels.

Building the Diorama

While I was building all of the panels, my kind and talented girlfriend Cassandra was prepping the diorama. We’ll finalize that this weekend.

Rose Bender