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Project Hyperessay #2: Conclusion

Tiffany Anne

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 - 10:00:20 am

@ Tiffany Rosete

Key Ideas that influenced my work

Biomimicry:

The first few lessons that involved lots of research influenced my final work. For the design of the costume, I was influenced by the way bees see UV colours. Initially I wanted to use some sort of UV dye but then I changed my idea to use LED light instead as it created a stronger Read more →

Tiffany, you worked so hard during this ''production'' and I would like to thank you for this! Also your conclusion is very rich and detailed and gives the clear picture that you gained a lot from this class. See you soon!
I agree, your hyperessay touched (sorry for the pun) on all the important themes and concepts we addressed in class: from our exploration of the third space and virtual intimacy, to the construction of costumes that would carry your movement into the virtual space, to the way in which the elements synthesized together to form a cohesive experience. And I agree that your conclusion was very strong in summarizing the way in which all of these elements allowed you to form connections despite physical separation. Excellent.
Say, Tiffany, I just realized that I didn't take a video of your LED lights strobing from end to end of the light strip. Did you take a video of the lights in action?
https://vimeo.com/163548938 password : test1 Hey Alvin! For now, this was the only one i could find...
Thanks!

Project Hyperessay #2: Conclusion

Yuhao Zhang

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 - 09:57:43 am

@ Media and Performance by YUHAO ZHANG

The objective of the collaborative project Touch was to investigate critical concepts and fundamental artistic concerns inherent in the emerging form of live networked performance in the third space, through creative dance movements, interactive wearables, smart textiles, audio-visual arts and the Critical Response Process (CRP).  

This collaboration between School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the Read more →

Categories: Final Project
Excellent! This is an outstanding achievement in synthesizing your work this semester, as well as our group collaborative project. I am so impressed with the way you had a vision of controlling music with your movement, and you very successfully achieved your goal in the final results with great focus. I was particularly impressed with how you described the project as experiential. This is very true. It is difficult to describe a project like Touch without actually experiencing it. And then the experience itself is very subjective depending on your perspective and orientation to the overall work: whether you are in my office in Singapore, or the iStage in Arizona, or viewing the streaming broadcast from a Web browser. All of these perspectives are equally valid but constitute a very different experience in the end. But that is what is exciting about working in new genres such as our networked performance project: the work and our experience of it is open to a wide range of interpretations. Again, excellent work on the project, and your documentation is very clear and informative.

Project Hyperessay #2: Conclusion

Ong Xin Hong

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 - 06:36:05 am

@ Oxhrene

Project Hyperessay #2: Conclusion

At the beginning, I only thought about how fun it was going to be working with my friends. It was. However it was also tiring, life-changing and overwhelming.

At the start, we did numerous research on wearable technology and works that made use of the media such as Bio Couture by Suzanne Lee and Telematic dreaming (1993) by Read more →

I was particularly struck by your observation about space. You mentioned that in the physical space there are finite limitations, but in the virtual space, the possibilities are open and the spatial dimensions are dramatically expanded. This is a very astute observation. But I am curious how the perception of expanded space impacted your movement, the choreography and how you interacted with the other dancers, particularly Angeline who you could only "touch" virtually. You mentioned Telematic Dreaming by Paul Sermon, but I am also interested in knowing how this work specifically informed your creation of Touch, again, how you engaged with others in the telematic space. Did Telematic Dreaming's exploration of intimacy and touch in the third space impact your own experience in similar ways? I enjoyed the very detailed photographic documentation. Very well done.

Project Hyperessay #2:

Gladys Loh

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 - 06:18:05 pm

@ sleepygladys

Touch was a complex project that integrated the concepts of wearable technology, movement and third space. We were dancing in a telematic space with Angeline Young from USA. This provided an interesting twist towards the idea of the conventional dance, whereby we did not physically feel the person we were dancing towards. I was pretty amazed how Adobe Connect could be manipulated Read more →

Categories: Final Project
Very interesting and detailed description of the Touch production and your participation. I was pleased to see that the OSS platform enabled you to develop a more collaborative interaction with Xin Hong in the process of creating your costumes and wearables. I am curious to hear more about your impression of Telematic Dreaming. How specifically did the project influence your creation of dance in the third space? Where there sensations of touch even though you were interaction with Angeline in the third space? How did the telematic embrace come into play as you were performing in the third space? However, there were a lot of elements at play in this class and the final project production, and you did an excellent job describing the integration of your costume.
Gladys, thank you so much for all your hard work. I am so happy to hear that you learned a lot and gained different experiences from the class. I also hope to work with you soon!

Project update 4

Tiffany Anne

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 - 07:51:29 am

@ Tiffany Rosete

Completing the costume

This is a video of the electronics on the skirt. The wires were still loose so it only worked on occasion or when I touched a part of the skirt.

Password:test1

https://vimeo.com/163548938

Minor tweaks were made after this to ensure the connection was secured. Also, a layer of hot glue was put over the wires to prevent short-circuiting and to insulate Read more →

Categories: Final Project | Research | Touch
Thanks for sharing your work and process on the movement. I am curious to know how all the elements of costume, wearable, movement, and music come together for you. I would suggest that you explore these relationships in your final hyperessay in order to synthesize the experience. I thought the lighting of your wearable was very effective in the workshop/performance and really stood out as an interesting element in the video.

Project Update 3

Tiffany Anne

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 - 07:07:57 am

@ Tiffany Rosete

Continuation of costume design

Testing out the boning on the mannequin with Gladys’s dress. Interestingly, the boning complements her costume rather well.

Exploring different possible designs. Black tape was first used to secure the joints together.

Final design of boning with skirt. After determining the design, I sewed the joints together to make it more sturdy and seamless.

Next, Read more →

Categories: Final Project | Research
Tags: fashion | sound | Touch
Good update! I am curious how the sound propelled your movement. Did it put you in a certain mood? Did its texture make you feel like moving as though swimming or moving with the wind? Music has a powerful effect on the body and it is interesting to explore this relationship particularly in the context of dance.

Final Project: Project Update #4

Yuhao Zhang

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 - 04:53:14 pm

@ Media and Performance by YUHAO ZHANG

Last week I worked on the wireless transmission of data between the costume (Arduino Lilypad Board) and the Max software on the laptop. After adopting the trial-and-error method, I managed to achieve a relatively smoother data flow. With both electronics and the clothes ready, the last thing to be done is to integrate everything and test the sounds/lights, and that Read more →

Categories: Final Project
Excellent and well detailed! The great thing about having this documentation is that once the electronics are sewn into the costume, you'll know where everything is in case you need to fix something. Great work.

Project Update 4

Gladys Loh

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 - 10:58:56 am

@ sleepygladys

Completion of the dress, back organza layer done

Sewing the LED light into the skirt, via stitching

Close up of Arduino Lilypad

Testing the effect when lit up

Movement 

I had to combine solo with Tiffany create a cohesive piece, which initially I could not see the concept of virtual touch in our performance. However, when Read more →

Categories: Final Project
Excellent! Great photographic documentation. Would like to see you thinking about and expressing your thoughts and how the costume/wearables tie into your movement, character and the overall performance. Of course you can elaborate on that in the final hyperessay, but the goal of the project is understand how all the elements weave together into the performance. But this is extremely valuable documentation that you can turn to when analyzing how your developed your work.

Final Project: Project Update #3

Yuhao Zhang

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 - 09:46:01 pm

@ Media and Performance by YUHAO ZHANG

Last week I finished most of the non-electronic aspect of the costume design.

On the performance day, I will wear a white shirt under the outer garment and probably black pants to look like a conductor of an orchestra.

This week I focused more on codings especially the radio transmission of data used to generate and control sound within a MAX/MSP environment. Read more →

Categories: Final Project
Yuhao, you might want to clean up this update because much of it is unreadable. It's interesting to read about your transition to the wireless for the data transmission, as well as the design of the costume, but what about how it all works together to control the music? Perhaps you are saving that for the final update. I would like your impression of actually using the wireless to conduct the music. Even though we haven't had a lot of time to rehearse, it is the final outcome of the your project to be a conductor of music. It would be particularly relevant (and perhaps you can expand on this in the final hyperessay) to talk about the changing paradigm of the dancer/conductor controlling the music as opposed to the music followed by the dancer.

Final Project: Project Update #2

Yuhao Zhang

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 - 08:34:33 pm

@ Media and Performance by YUHAO ZHANG

Last week I researched on the various electronic components that might be needed for the costume and tested some basic functional circuits off the fabrics( as things will get a tad complicated after the electronics are sewed onto the fabrics). Based on the concept of my costume, which is to explore the relationship between live music improvisation and dance choreography/freestyle, I Read more →

Categories: Final Project
Good update! I would like to see some documentation of the electronics for your next update: we have pictures in dropbox from the last rehearsal and I would grab a few to document the excellent work you have done. And by the way, the electronics receiver is still in my office, do you want to pick it up before Thursday's rehearsal?
Thank you! Actually I am in school today but I didnt check my email. Maybe I can come by tomorrow to pick it up!
If you can come by my office at 1pm I'll be there, but only for a short while. Thanks!
Okay I will be there at 1pm!