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The Virtual Embrace

Gladys Loh

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 11:32:43 am

@ sleepygladys

The idea of a virtual touch is interesting, with a completely different sensation than the normal physical touch. The feeling was quite surreal, for you do not feel yourself touching anything, yet the touch is depicted in the virtual screen. It creates an illusion which is intriguing, allows people to share a common “space” in which is named Read more →

Categories: Touch
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The Virtual Embrace

Yuhao Zhang

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 11:28:16 am

@ Media and Performance by YUHAO ZHANG

Interacting in the third space set up through Adobe connect, participants are able to merge their bodies into one.

Categories: Touch
And then how does it feel to be able to merge your body with someone else?
Sounds like a plan. :)

The Virtual Embrace

Tiffany Anne

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 11:28:11 am

@ Tiffany Rosete

The virtual embrace seems foreign and novel though it is similar to physical contact in terms of how it appears on pictures. there needs to be adjustments of the body in terms of scale.

Categories: Touch
how it appears on pictures? haha

The Virtual Embrace

Feliciana Natali

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 11:28:11 am

@ Feligood

This visual touch doesn’t give a tactile sensation for we can’t feel the skin of each other. However, the feel when we did it is the sense of accomplishment because it is not easy to control our virtual body in order to be in sync/to touch the other virtual body at the same time. It’s not just Read more →

Categories: Touch
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The Virtual Embrace

Charlene

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 11:27:51 am

@ Charlene

The virtual embrace was definitely unlike a physical one since it did not involve any sort of physical contact but more of positioning our hands in the right place. This itself required a unique sort of mutual collaboration that created a new sensation when making contact with someone.  The process also becomes more dragged out due to the need to Read more →

Categories: Research
I agree! It takes longer to create an illusion of touch to translate into the third space

The Virtual Embrace

Ong Xin Hong

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 11:27:47 am

@ Oxhrene

The virtual embrace is about touching virtually. There is no tactile sensation. However the virtual space connects two or more people together in a shared environment. In this space, we can manipulate space, scale, colour and even edit ourselves.

Categories: Research | Touch
There are so many possibilities with this. its like photoshop

Research Critique: Biometrics

Charlene

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 08:39:25 am

@ Charlene

Neri Oxman and a group from the MIT mediated matter group recently collaborated with Christoph Bader and Dominik Kolb on a project known as ‘Wanderers: Wearables for Interplanetary Pilgrims’. With the intention of sustaining life through voyages beyond our planet,  the wearables are created to hold life sustaining elements contained within 3D printed vascular structures with internal cavities. It makes use of a technology that produces digitally Read more →

Categories: Research
Great research topic and very well documented with images and videos. ‘Wanderers: Wearables for Interplanetary Pilgrims’ is a fantastic project with the intention of sustaining life through voyages beyond our planet but I am agree on your comment about the practicality .

Micro-project: Video Double

Yuhao Zhang

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - 04:33:12 am

@ Media and Performance by YUHAO ZHANG

https://vimeo.com/153281926

Walking in the middle of the night, my alter ego feels most energetic at this time of the day. It is absurd. While nobody but a bunch of crazy dancers hang out on the road where no cars speed. People call it YOLO. I call it dancer’s life to the power of uni life. I feel physically tired actually. Read more →

Categories: Micro-project
Tags: Alter Ego | YOLO
I like the spontaneity of the video, the shadow as double moving into the light. Very poetic. It seems as though the narrative of the piece emerged without planning, just capturing the moment, whatever situation presented itself. Is that the case, was it at all planned?
The video was shot without planning. I guess that spontaneity also showed something about my aspirations - following my passions with greater ease.

Research Critique – Biometrics

Yuhao Zhang

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 - 06:30:05 pm

@ Media and Performance by YUHAO ZHANG

Dana Haim is a textile designer living in London. She finished her MA in Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins. I found one of her biomimicry projects during MA Textiles Futures course particularly intriguing. It’s called the braided beaded ball suit.

Vimeo caption: ‘The braided beaded balls suit’ eventually becomes a paradox of adornment, seduction, and fashion. In a way Read more →

Categories: Research
Well done.I like very much your coment on symetry: No one’s sure why it’s such an ever-present property, but it’s definitely one of the greatest gifts from nature.
I agree, excellent! symmetrical forms appear throughout nature and the way in which this piece uses video mirroring captures this idea very successfully. Well researched and good use of the medium to document media, quotations, etc.

Research and Critique: Biometrics

Tiffany Anne

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 - 06:12:17 pm

@ Tiffany Rosete

Clothes that change colour according to climate

https://vimeo.com/81701884

Alchemist Lauren Bowker has embedded ink that changes colour depending on different climatic conditions.

“I graduated with an ink which is respondent to seven different parameters in the environment,” Bowker said. “Not only will it absorb air pollution, it will change colour to UV, heat, air friction, moisture and more. This gives it the capability Read more →

Categories: Research
Tiffany,I like the continuity in your research topics, I noticed that you are very much interested in the innovative chromic colour-changing inks. You can perhaps find more details on how Bowker uses both ends-"fusing scientific study and creativity" to create new textiles applications.