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From Womb To Tomb [Final]


Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 - 09:36:38 pm

@ DARYL_final_final.kj

Assignment Brief: To design a space in a two-part project (#1 Analogue, #2 Digital) that responds to the theme: SPACES for CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION & INTIMACY.

Response: During this time of uncertainty and anxiety caused by COVID-19, spending time quarantined at home during the Circuit Breaker and having to return back to school and work after has brought out an unusual feeling that I have Read more →

Categories: Final Project | Process
Daryl, I'm sure that those who visited "From Womb to Tomb" during the end of semester showcase would have had a unique experience that gave them an opportunity to rest and perhaps reflect inside your installation.  I hope that those who came by enjoyed the experience.  You did a good job!

The Mind, the Body and the Sounds around us - Final Project

Rui Hong

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 - 10:05:51 pm

@ Rui Hong


Upon the completion of the mid term projects, we were tasked to further develop our concepts with the help of technology for our final project. My mid term project was titled Dis-harmony, a simply anamorphic perspective installation of a bonsai tree made out of found objects. The concept behind it was simple: to find harmony in the chaos that Covid-19 Read more →

Rui Hong, I think you did a commendable job on your final project and it has evolved considerably since the first iteration.  There is potential to further push the poetic qualities of your project using sound and movement.  What is interesting is the metaphor of static/noise used both visually and aurally to convey the notion of ambiguity.  This could be explored further to greater impact I think if you were to design your own soundtrack.  Well done and a good effort overall!

Foreignness to Familiarity

Amanda Lee

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 - 09:57:56 pm

@ A M O O N D A

Categories: Final Project | Process
Amanda I hope that you received visitors during the end of semester showcase.  I'm very happy that you transformed the dome into a temporary art installation that provided a sense of wonder, amusement and was disturbingly playful.  I hope those that visited enjoyed the experience!
Thank you Kristy for the guidance and feedback for this project I wouldn't have been able to reach such a stage without you, Dejan's and Bryan's help! Those that visited enjoyed it thoroughly and it was quite a successful installation!

In-Sync: Digitisation Process (Part 2)


Friday, Nov 13, 2020 - 08:07:17 am

@ Raw & Ugly !

In case you are interested, you can find part 1 here!

Let’s make some fabric sensors !

First off, all credit to kobakant, for their amazing work. Superb repository! I am not going to talk about how this thing works, because I didn’t invent it, and also they do it much better. Hard-soft connections can be found Read more →

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Cool stuff :)
Great job Yixue!
Thanks Prof!

Final Project — Further Ideation

Praveen Ramesh

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 - 09:47:49 am

@ prav

“Switch Loop”


A series of installation stations where participants establish dialogue with each other only via audio. Each station will explore a different aspect of the phenomena of ‘audio’. What type of sounds are evocative or highly sensory? The two participants form a closed loop with each having control of what the other person is hearing in real-time. They Read more →


Gaston Bachelard: Nest (Amanda & Daryl)


Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 - 10:06:32 am

@ DARYL_final_final.kj

Presentation here.

Categories: Process | Research

Iteration: In-Sync


Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 - 01:41:41 pm

@ Raw & Ugly !


transmission of touch was limited to only sitting up and down sound was almost non-existent distance was too close for much impact


overhead shelter that doubles up as simple mode of interaction; grid of free-moving leaves above, supported by net-like structure, users can tug on the net either side, like a primitive and limited form of interaction a double sided acoustic guitar in the Read more →
Categories: Process | Research
thank you prof. dejan!
Freshly emailed to me Thursday morning: ISEA2020
Virtual Exhibition
Program Handbook
Conference Proceedings
Looks amazing!!! Thank you so much prof!

In Sync - Process (Part 1)


Wednesday, Oct 07, 2020 - 09:55:48 pm

@ Raw & Ugly !


I started the design in CAD, after having a loosely similar sketch. In the first iteration, the sitting area was much wider, basically a 1m x 1m square. After all the design was done, I prepared a cutlist, and upon realising the ridiculous amount of wood the design required, I had to go back to the digital board Read more →

Categories: Process | Research
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Good mid-term project work and documentation well done. You may think about using this structure as a starting point, and modify it for the final digital project.
Thank you ! 😊

Assignment 1: Body-Powered Seat Warmer WIP


Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 - 05:47:35 am

@ spamcan



The installation explores other ways we might feel each other in a shared space (presence), that might have greater effect in compelling us to engage with each other – where merely seeing and/or hearing each other can still fall short. While physically apart, can we also feel each other?

The table invites two people to Read more →

Categories: Process

Progress - Assignment 1

Amanda Lee

Monday, Sep 21, 2020 - 03:23:12 am

@ A M O O N D A

After looking through my sketch and concept this week, I decided to focus more on how to portray the uncomfortable part of the concept. Thus I did more research on how to portray my physical objects (the childhood transitional objects) and how I could play around with them to show the creepiness or slight discomfort of these items. Thus, I Read more →

Categories: Process
All 3 ideas are interesting. Idea 1 relies more on careful observation while 2 and 3 are based on the same concept of revelation by "shading light" but are open to more arbitrary allusions (because you can draw whatever you want). I also prefer idea 1. You need to pay attention to the selection and arrangement/composition of both transitory objects and regular table items in order to achieve the desired subtlety of transition in perception. So, you will need to experiment.