Final Year Project #05 Project Update

After meeting with Prof LP, there is a few question that I would need to find out to make my project direction clearer:

  1. Why do I use devices? 
    Because device is tangible object, its a physical thing that we can interact with. Although screens is also an object but the interaction are display it did not provide a physical, touchable and tangible interaction.
  2. Why am I doing this? 
    Capture different kind of reaction by different kind of people.
    Experiment or study of human behaviour?
    BUT WHY?
  3. What I am going to do with the photos?
    Create a conversation?
    Making it into gif? Showing each authentic reaction of individuals.
    Process of Action[device] —> Reaction [Viewer’s reaction]
  4. Am I getting reaction or expression? 

    After looking into the words, I realise reaction is more towards an instant responds while express was describing the look on someone face that convey an emotions. The direction I am going for are more towards reaction, the instant respond of the viewer. Even it is a slight raise of eye brow are also a reaction respond.
  5. Why reaction? 

I was actually quite stuck with my idea and I begin to research some research paper.

  • Some emotional state may be displayed by different expressive action such as facial gestures or body posture.
  • Unintentional Transmission of affects across individuals highlight the intimate correspondence between perception of emotion and expressive motor reaction.
    [unseen facial and bodily expression trigger fast emotional reaction 2009]
  • Emotions are intense, relatively short-term affective reaction to a specific environmental stimulus.
    [The Ripple Effect: Emotional Contagion and Its Influence on Group Behavior 2002]
  • Behaviours and ideas are spread by copying and imitation.
    [Evolution & Social behaviour  philosophy of biology 2014]
  • Newton’s Third Law: For every action, there is an equal & opposite reaction

After all these, I felt i should narrow down to the core of my project and brunch out and strengthen it along the way. I would put aside the part where taking photograph of the view and concentrate on the reaction:

Using devices to create reaction from the viewer.

Why reaction? 

When the viewer interact with my devices and when they have reaction = they are in the present, being there with me. They might not realise it but by giving reaction they are living in the present and changing themselves from a viewer into a participant.

Author: Su Hwee Lim

I am a picky vegetarian who is a left hander. A Minority in minority.

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