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Lung Nok Wan

Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 - 02:55:38 pm




The hand has a total of 27 bones constituting the basic skeleton of the wrist and hand.

The hand has 4 fingers and a thumb.

Each finger has 3 bones and the thumb has two bones.

Fingers don’t have muscles to facilitate movement.

Every kind of possible action that fingers perform is controlled/regulated by muscles present in the palm and forehand.

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Nokwan, some interesting micro finger movement diagrams you found here! :) Do pair it with the various finger "soundshaper" prototypes you constructed in this post! You can combine all the research and sketch models you've done with Charissa in just one post.

[F&V] Pandora Revisited: The Sacred Pandora Ritual


Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 - 03:17:34 pm

@ Francesca

Categories: Pandora Revisited
Haha. Interesting concept. Francesca.... Couldn't you have cast your silicon mold twice? Then you'd have a sacred circle of 6 frozen modules enduring the frosty wintery night...
Hi Cheryl! I've tried recasting the ice multiple times but the holes at the bottom of the silicone mould got bigger, so the water kept leaking out before it can freeze. I'm still trying to mend the holes, will update the photos once I'm successful!

#002 : Kokopelli’s Sound Shaper

Jingyi Chen

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 - 01:21:47 am

@ hantallie

Kokopelli represents a mischievous trickster or the Minstrel, the spirit of music, also considered a symbol of fertility who brought well-being to the people, assuring success in hunting, planting and growing crops, and human conception. Often represented as a humpbacked flute player in a dancing pose. Kokopelli is associated with being a storyteller, teacher, healer, trickster, trader and a god.

For this project, we Read more →

Tags: 3d | research
Thorough anatomical research findings and I really enjoyed the breadth of your numerous origami explorations. :) I think you're spot on with your latest "spiralling cube" sound fabric which has successfully captured the range of motion for the neck... it seems rather limiting for the knee though based on what you've shown me and the Range of Motion sketches uploaded here. Hope the change of material (tracing paper) has helped in accentuating the sound component.

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

@ huibuhui

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 →