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Eyes Of Kinetic Beasts / Research [PDF]


Friday, Mar 30, 2018 - 09:15:51 pm

@ oamanda

I think your very interactive cow digestive tract sketch model is an interesting angle to start with the kinetic beast exploration. Do avoid being too carried away with the gaming aspect of it though. We don’t really want to restrict ourselves to any specific function just yet. Focus on the kinetic mechanism first. Next challenge would be to combine it with Daphne’s bat kinetic explorations. Explore & see if the micro chewing/ grinding motion of the cow can lead you anywhere.

FV - Kokopelli's Sound Shaper: Final

Naomi Wee

Friday, Mar 30, 2018 - 06:04:15 pm

@ NaOMi

Wow! Thanks for the dynamic layout girls! Yes all the key elements are well summarized & aptly reflected in your presentation :)

In The Eyes Of Kinetic Beasts : Pygmy Mole Rat

Jia Ying

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 - 09:58:20 pm

@ Jiaying

Colony Behavior

Naked mole rats are rodents, but they live in communities like those of many insects. Several dozen rats live together in colonies led by one dominant rat—the queen. As in some insect species, the queen is the only naked mole rat female to breed and bear young.

Worker animals dig the burrows that the whole clan inhabits, using their prominent Read more →

Do include some sketches demonstrating the range of motion of the pygmy mole rat as well as its skeletal structure or even zoom in on their teeth gnawing motion Jiaying. Thanks!

#002 : Flash . Kokopelli’s Sound Shaper (Final)

Jingyi Chen

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 - 09:13:22 pm

@ hantallie

Pdf version: Kokopelli_Flash More on research and process can be found here:

Fantastic photography (and model ;) and detailed origami-folding sketches... I think it would be great if you could briefly explain or relate your choice of material to the 3 KEY sound lexicon & perhaps the perspective image of Kokopelli could actually be Amanda instead of a generic Kokopelli? Since she already appears throughout the presentation? The generic Kokopelli looks rather incongruent in comparison ... (TT;)

Hi Cheryl, thanks for your feedback! We have changed and edited it!! Please see^

Research: Body Parts / Sketch Models / Human + Frog Hearing

Ho Si Hui

Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 - 04:07:40 pm

@ runaway salmon

What is Kokopelli?

A fertility deity originating from Hohokam, Yumam, and ancestral Pueblo tribes. Often depicted as a humpbacked flute player, there is a myth that he can be seen on the full, waning moon.

Assigned body parts: hip + mouth
range of motion

< ‘Lip & Hip’ Official Dance Practice by HyunA > Literally a music video about our assigned key words, what a Read more →

Thanks Sihui for the diverse avalanche of HIP & MOUTH video sources;) Thanks for covering the frog & human hearing research as well although I do recall asking for similarities between the two... To be honest, I cannot quite tell the difference between your 2 initial attempts at making the unpleasant & pleasant sound fabric... the folding for the stairwell echoes seems more structured than that for the pebble sound..?

Kokopelli's Sound Shaper (Research)

Jia Ying

Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 - 12:55:36 am

@ Jiaying

Who is Kokopelli?

Kokopelli is a fertility deity.  Like most fertility deities, he presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is  usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player. Kokopelli’s flute is said to be heard in the spring’s breeze, while bringing warmth. It is also said that he was the source of human conception. Legend has it, Read more →

Some good solid research Jiaying!:) Would have been great if some of the Range of Motion spine diagrams were incorporated in your final pair Kokopelli layout.

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

Jia Yi

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 09:03:12 am

@ Dribs and drabs

For more information about process and execution, please feel free to take a look at the links in the below:



Great storyline & detailed photography going on here girls! Including the 3 KEY sound lexicon & explaining how they relate to the final choice of materials... as well as the perspective sketch of Kokopelli making his way through the dark woods would make a more complete presentation.

Project 2 / Kokopelli


Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 07:48:08 am

@ oamanda

More on research and process can be found here:

Videos on  sound and movement


Kokopelli's Sound Shaper PDF

Joel Lee

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 03:52:49 am

@ Joel Lee

Am impressed with the graphics boys! :) As mentioned would have been better if the falling beads were drawn more randomly, also some annotation for all the individual components in the exploded axonometry would have made a solid presentation... (Eg: draw in the beads or show where they are stored etc...)