Blow Wind Blow
Blow Wind Blow is a multiplayer game that is both cooperative and competitive. Each player controls one of the four cardinal winds by blowing into a microphone. Together, the winds direct an adventurer across the world as he sails from island to island, while competing with each other to become the prevailing wind with the most predominance in Read more →
Adam Alter began his TED talk with how Steve Jobs limits technology and screen time with his kids.
This made him think about what screens were doing to people.
He collected on data how much time we were spending time with our technologies. The time we spend per day with them were increasing year by year.
The weird thing is that Read more →
“BUT IS IT ART, REALLY?” Analysis of “Generative Art” with traditional definitions and theories of Art in response to What is Generative Art? (2009) by Margaret A. Boden and Ernest A. Edmonds.
With the introduction of computers and digital systems, “artists” have worked the new technologies and innovation into their works in ways that altered the processes and outcomes of “art-making”. Creating new Read more →
Cymatics is a vibrational phenomena that consist of visual waves that are formed by the movement of sound waves through a medium. This is a term that was coined by Hans Jenny (1904 – 1972) and still continuously explored in the current times in the search of expanding the visualisation of sound. The most prominent experiment was the physical formations Read more →
Link to Reflection:
A review on The Methodology of Generative Art by Tjark Ihmels and Julia Riedel on the Medien Kunst Net website.
New Media Reader:
Computer games, termed as “Interactive computer microworlds” by Turkle, holds humanity hostage with its ‘holding power’, “possessing’ players to try repeatedly whenever they fail.
Mastering a game is alike figuring out the rules behind the game mechanism and hence being more superior, which serves as a satisfaction when the challenges are overcome. Gaming then becomes Read more →
Rachel Botsman mentions in a 2016 TED conference titled ‘We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers’ that “technology is creating new mechanisms that are enabling us to trust unknown people, companies and ideas. And yet at the same time, trust in institutions — banks, governments and even churches — is collapsing”.
Botsman makes reference to platforms like Airbnb, Tinder Read more →
Individual reading and reflection on recommended essays in new media art theory relating to narrative aspects.
Article chosen: The News Media Reader, Chapter 2 “As we may think” by Vannevar Bush
The article that I have read on is Chapter 2 of The News Media Reader. Despite how it is written in 1945, some of the idealizations or concepts he explained is Read more →
The first point brought up by Henry Jenkins in Game Design as Narrative Architecture is the relationship between games and story.
“Interactivity is almost the opposite of narrative; narrative flows under the direction of the author, while interactivity depends on the player for motive power.” – Adams, 1999
As a game and as a narrative, there are conflicting interests. Giving freedom to the Read more →
As firstly claimed by Marshall McLuhan, the medium is the message, which indicated our world’s transition from analog to digital media. That is to say, medium instead of content shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action, just like how trains and airplanes had changed our society. As mentioned in the video above, the monitor itself Read more →