Recent Posts

Form & Visualization | Project 2 : Kokopelli's Sound Shaper [Conceptualisation]

Jia Yi

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 - 07:31:21 pm

@ Dribs and drabs

kokopelli’s sound shaper

For this particular project, Daphne and I have teamed up to create a wearable fabric done up based on the pattern from a chosen acoustical environment that interacts with the given motion of the body part. 

Who is kokopelli?

body parts chosen


The elbow is a joint connecting Read more →

Great research on the Range of Motion for your respective body parts. I've really enjoyed the process development of your elbow sound-shaper so far, hope you girls managed to resolve the rotational paper folds! :)

[F&V] Kokopelli: Human and Frog Hearing Research


Friday, Mar 09, 2018 - 09:55:37 pm

@ Francesca

How do humans hear?

This kids video does an excellent job in explaining how the human ears work in a simple yet comprehensive manner!

In a nutshell, the ear is divided into 3 parts – outer, middle and inner ear.

Outer ear – pinna/auricle:

Part that we can see Main job is to collect sounds from our surroundings. Shape of ear is designed Read more →
Thanks Francesca for forging ahead with the frog and human hearing research \(^o^)/.... expecting MORE to come from the others... (TT;)/

Kokopelli Research

Ying Hui

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 - 10:39:32 pm

@ Ying Hui

Who is Kokopelli?

(PG ver.)

A mythical character often portrayed as a hunchback flute player. The legend originates from ancient beliefs of American south-west natives. He is thought to be a symbol of fertility, joy, feast and long life.  He is also a musician, storyteller, rainmaker, healer, teacher, joker-magician and seducer.

“This merry traveler has a lesson Read more →

Some good research here! Do find out more specifically how sound is passed from the outer to the middle to the inner ear for humans... & there’s more to what we have in common with the frog… ;)

Kokopelli’s Sound Shaper: Body Part Research & Textures

Daphne Tan

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 - 03:46:04 am



Pleasant: Water Cooler in ADM (Flowy)

Unpleasant: Security Alarm in ADM (Resembles water droplets)

Sound Waves on Audacity

Body Parts



Elbow is the joint connecting the proper arm to the forearm Marked on the upper limb by the medial and lateral epicondyles and the olecranon process Classified as a synovial joint, functionally as a simple hinge joint that allows for flexion and extension. Read more →
Tags: 3d | research

Kokopelli's Sound shaper Research and model

Joel Lee

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 - 02:19:07 am

@ Joel Lee

These were the two words Brendan and I picked. It was exciting because these two body parts are vastly different from each other in terms of how they move as well as the small intricacies between parts.

To begin, an eye is one of the most delicate and intricate organsof the body as it is solely responsible for a Read more →


Project 02: Kokopelli's Sound Shaper

Ho Si Hui

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - 08:21:01 pm

@ runaway salmon

About the project

To create wearable art that produce sound as the model moves in it. Group members: Zhen Qi + Si Hui

final outcome


We were assigned the body parts, hip and mouth, but we decided to focus our design on the hip. The final skirt piece is inspired by the sound of walking over pebbles and the sound of white noise Read more →


[F&V] Kokopelli: Pleasant and Unpleasant Sound Fabrics


Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - 08:12:07 pm

@ Francesca

Ying Hui and I are working together for this Kokopelli’s Sound Shaper project,. Our first task is to select a pleasant and unpleasant sound, then construct a sound fabric from each of them. After deciding on the sounds, Ying Hui and I proceeded to ideate individually first before combining both our visions together in the final sound fabric.

Pleasant Read more →


[F&V] Kokopelli: Face the Research


Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 - 10:13:04 pm

@ Francesca

Significance of the Face

The lucky body part that I managed to draw from the Pandora’s Box is… the face! The face is a unique and complicated part of the body. It is not merely another part of the body, but it plays huge roles in shaping us into the person we are and also how we communicate with Read more →

HaHa, Great facial research going on there! :) Looking forward to see how your "Sound Fabric" (which I assume you're still working on) can adapt to some of these movements.. instead of working on the entire face all at once, you might want to focus on the upper portion (forehead) or middle portion (cheek) or lower portion (jaw)

Pandora Revisted - Final


Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 - 04:34:51 am


With reference to the previous post, this ice cube design was inspired by an igloo, in which I will be using it to create my ice tray. (see the relations : ice, igloo, ice tray!! heuheuhe)

In order to create the ice tray, multiple steps were required.

1. Create the mould design using clay

To create this ice cube, we were Read more →

Categories: Pandora Revisited
Looks like your ice-making turned out really well! Are you able to take a more close up shot as well to capture the faceted surfaces of the 3-module configuration? Am curious to see how well the silicon mold has captured this detail. You need to indicate on your plan, where you've done your sectional cut. Also, I think doing an isometric drawing for four sets of 3-module configuration (exactly as you've shown with your ice) would show your modular arrangement better. Do add some shading in the isometric drawing so we have a better sense of depth and receding surfaces when looking at it instead of just line drawing.
oops! Charissa please ignore my comments in your earlier post! Forgot that you updated your drawings. Do complete your Final PDF layout for this assignment though and make the necessary amendments to your Sectional drawings as suggested here. Thanks.