Digital Publication and Research
Part lifestyle catalog and part design research, LIVE-ISH is a digital publication that explores how livestreaming media has crafted an emergent “livestyle;” a way of living within the world that has become increasingly influenced by our 24/7 screen-based interfaces.
Developed as a media category in the 1990s, the term “lifestyle” was popularized by Martha Stewart books, magazines, tv shows, recipes, home decor, fashion, advice… Today we purchase “experiences”: all-encompassing 24/7 events (and everything within it) that are initiated by the screen. Experiences that are found, activated, watched, played, shared, tracked, favorited, followed, friended, and designed by “user experience” (UX) designers.
Created in Media Design Practices at ArtCenter College of Design, the digital publication documents one year of design investigations into our never-ending, on camera, unedited, always-entertaining, experience-obsessed “livestyles.” The work includes a selection of livestreaming projects that purposely defy traditional categorization and utilize the all-encompassing freedom that ‘experience’ design brings with it: games-shows-exhibitions-bodies-events.
MEDIA DESIGN PRACTICES ArtCenter College of Design FACULTY RESEARCHERS Ben Hooker and Jenny Rodenhouse GUEST ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, DIRECTORS Matt Adams, Jess Frucht, Cyrus Ghahremani, Rachel Kinnard, Sam Rolfes DESIGN RESEARCHERS Amor Bizarro, David J. Chan, Maxwell Chen, Adit Dhanushkodi, Keisuke Kuniyoshi, Miranda Jin, Jarret Lin, Nidhi Singh, Tongxin Sun WITH DESIGNERS Harsh Agarwal, Constantin Chopin, Pallavi Gautam, Karina J. Hernández, Lizzie Klein, Georgia Siapno, Evan Stalker WEBSITE DESIGNERS Ben Hooker, Jenny Rodenhouse, Georgia Siapno, Leo Yang CUCUMBER KOOL-AID ESSAY Jenny Rodenhouse EDITOR Katy Portier