STONE CIRCLE

A cross-platform project includes a website, an animation loop and a 3d print

THE PROJECT

A cross-platform project inspired by "Gilgal Refaim", a stone circle in the Galil Elyon, Israel. The project includes three different cross-platform parts: a stone circles website, an agricultural calendar animation loop and an alphabet cylinder Seal ​made in 3d printing.

SKILLS IN USE

Product Design

Prototyping

Graphic Design

Animation

CREATED IN

Cross-Platform course at Shenkar College, 2019.

GUIDANCE

Avi Neeman.

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Agricultural Calendar Animation​

Stone Circles Website

Alphabet Cylinder Seal

STONE CIRCLES 

WEBSITE

The stone circle website showcases all the stone circles found around the world in an unusual scroll-based experience.

Thousands of stone circles are found all around the world, while the most famous of all is certainly, Stonehenge. Stone circles can be a small cluster of four or five standing stones to a full ring of megaliths.

I used a 3D model to make the prototype scroll experience, and Google Earth & Maps for the map navigation.

ALPHABET CYLINDER SEAL

The cylinder seal showcases the evolution of writing, it was made in 3D printing technic.

The cylinder seal has been placed on wet sand, rolled in the sand and temporarily leaves it's print.

A cylinder seal is a small round cylinder, engraved with written characters or figurative scenes or both, used in ancient times to roll an impression onto a two-dimensional surface.

The written language is very important to the development of human civilizations. The history of alphabetic writing goes back to the consonantal writing system used for Semitic languages in the Levant in the 2nd millennium BCE. Most or nearly all alphabetic scripts used throughout the world today ultimately go back to this Semitic proto-alphabet. Its first origins can be traced back to a Proto-Sinaitic script developed in Ancient Egypt. 

The cylinder seal includes four developmental stages: the Proto-Sinaitic alphabet, the Phoenician alphabet, the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet, and the Hebrew alphabet.

The letters on the cylinder seal create the Hebrew word "Adama" in English earth and ground. The Hebrew word contains the word "Adam" -in English human being.

AGRICULTURAL

CALENDAR ANIMATION

The calendar describes the agricultural cycle of wheat throughout the seasons. The stages of the cycle are planting, natural rainfall, sprouting, flowering, harvesting and storing.

The animation was projected on a round table, which can be viewed from all sides and creates a feeling of an endless cycle and infinity.

One of the common beliefs about the stone circles mystery is that the stone circles were used as a calendar for agricultural needs in ancient civilizations, showing the summer solstice. 

 

Wheat was the first cultivated crop, it changed the way of life from wandering and hunting to settling and building communities. This was a major advancement for civilization.

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