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Why our screens make us less happy

Lung Nok Wan

Thursday, Apr 04, 2019 - 10:18:15 pm


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 →

Categories: Research

Assignment III - Response to "What is Generative Art?" (2009)

Alina Ling

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019 - 05:30:55 am

@ Alina Ling

“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 →

Categories: Research

Evan Grant: Making sound visible through cymatics

Mark Lim

Monday, Apr 01, 2019 - 11:59:41 am


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 →

Categories: Research

Assignment 3: The Methodology of Generative Art

Nasya Goh

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 - 12:44:35 am

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Link to Reflection:

A review on The Methodology of Generative Art by Tjark Ihmels and Julia Riedel on the Medien Kunst Net website.

Categories: Research

Video Games and Computer Holding Power by Sherry Turkle


Friday, Mar 22, 2019 - 04:22:47 am

@ jznki

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 →

Categories: Research

We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers / Reflection


Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 - 12:16:57 pm

@ melo

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 →

Categories: Research

The News Media Reader


Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 - 08:52:20 am

@ Najiha Puteri

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 →

Categories: Research

Assignment 3: Reflection on New Media Art Essay

Su Yang

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 - 08:47:28 pm

@ suyang

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 →

Categories: Process | Research

The medium is the message


Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 - 05:14:06 am

@ n1800775l

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 →

Categories: Research

A brief history of the Oulipo

Ying Hui

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 - 03:00:56 am

@ huibuhui

What is Oulipo?

Oulipo, short for Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, is an experimental literature group made up of people from different professions – from poets and novelists to engineers and mathematicians. Their works, mostly, are set within certain literary constraints; creating challenges to seek new forms and structures in order to find unknown and unbeknownst possibilities.

As seen in the video below, the results are Read more →

Categories: Research