Split Screen – Chris Ft. MEOW MEOW MARK

Link to video:
https://www.facebook.com/christopher.z.yang.3/videos/10156647017824932/?t=1408

 

Presenting Split Screen Live!

We had three ideas.

1. I throw tissue,  Mark receives

2. Mark farts, I get blown away

3. We share a virtual earpiece

 

The idea of having the split screen is to try out a different way of communicating and interacting with others in the third space. Communication is often through text, or video. However, there is something that we often fail to observe and that is the borders of the Third Space. By making using of the borders of the facebook live video, we are able to create two different virtual spaces/dimension which is separated by a border. To make this dimension border believable, it is our jobs as artists to perform acts that make it seem as though we are both connected despite being in different spaces.

To be honest, going on live is a fearful thing as I do not like the idea of showing my face to the public. However, I felt that the idea of the split screen serves as reassurance due to the fact that you are actually live with a friend in which you can do crazy stuff with him. As such, even though we are adding borders to viewing, we are actually removing personal borders in our lives.

Semester Pitch – Light Viola

Original sketch 

Light Viola

Concept: Using light to produce a different pitch/sound.

The player will hold the bow and slide across the different transparency strips (each with a different opacity)

Beneath the strips are light sensors which are hooked to an Arduino board inside the viola which is then connected to two speakers to produce a sound/pitch based on the light value.

 

3D modelling – Live Stream

 

3D modelling live stream

Posted by Christopher Lee on Tuesday, 18 September 2018

I hosted a live stream for 3D modeling. I felt that it was one of the things I could do naturally and surprisingly, it almost went over an hour!

I gave the viewers a choice of what to model.
Traffic Light or Telephone lines.

 

Here’s the final piece.

Throw in the textures and Viola!

Live Musical – The Greatest Showman

Posted by Christopher Lee on Thursday, 6 September 2018

Pardon the horizontal video…

 

Presenting… The Greatest Showman

Thought the mood and setting were fit for the scene and coincidentally, they were in the mood for K!

Lumma: Smart Pill Dispenser

As we grow old, not only does our age increases but the number of pills we take also increases.  Sight also gets worse with age and it is a common problem in which elderlies mistake one pill from the other due to their worsening eyesight. As such, Lumma is an interactive personal device which serves as a reminder for the elderly to eat their pills.

Pros

#1 Fulfilling its purpose, Lumma automates the dispensing of pills so that it reduces the need to manually sort out pills into pill boxes which could be difficult and troublesome for the elderly. Another family member could help with the initial storing of the pills in which the Lumma can hold up to a 3 month supply of 6 to 12 different types of pills.

#2 What makes the Lumma effective is that it couples with your smartphone to serve as an extra reminder for taking medication. When it’s time to take the medication, the device will light up and an alarm will ring while at the same time, your mobile phone will ring and vibrate.

#3 User interface seems friendly for elderly as the font size is quite big – easier readability.

#4Trackable Regime. If a family or loved one always worried about whether or not grandma has taken the medicine, Lumma will put an end to those worries. When a medication is taken or left uneaten, Lumma will automatically track it into the mobile application which could be shared with family members. This will help ensure that the responsibility is now shared with more people rather than just one person.

Cons

#1 Too technologically inclined. There’s always a possibility for electronic devices to fail and this is very dangerous especially for devices that deal with healthcare.

#2  Not all elderly are it-savvy. Sometimes an elderly might be unsure about the user interface of the device. Hence ending up making the whole system unusable by randomly clicking on the buttons.

 

Modification

#1  To reduce the dependency on electronics, a physical lever/switch can be installed to replace the electronic button that dispenses the pill. Users can still follow their routine prescription just that only now, they have one more physical lever to dispense the medicine. Something physical will always be much more friendly and intuitive than something that’s on a screen.

#2 Less of a modification but could introduce different design patterns to provide a more friendly and cheerful look, rather than the current plain looking one.

 

Website:

Radio Features and Modalities – Bridgel, Felicia & Chris

Radio Features

This is our appliance to control a radio.
Switching on: Top right – fix and complete the moving gears to start the radio

Frequency Tuner:  The large circular cut out will represent the larger frequency (etc, 90.0 FM, 91.0 FM), the smaller tape will represent the decimal point (90.1, 90.2 etc.).

Volume: is controlled by the number of Christmas decorations being placed on the stick. The more the ornaments, the louder it gets.

Speakers: Represented by the springs which produce powerful sounds

Favourite Channels: Represented by the small LED lights. Save your favorite channels to each LED!

AM/FM: Represented by the light bulb. When it is switched on, it is FM. Vice Versa.

Display: Represented by the LED display counter.

 

Modalities

1#  A wallet that shouts out the amount you have currently through a speaker

2#  A laser-guided scissors that will make you never to use a ruler again.

3#  A chair that converts your fart and gas into an everlasting fireplace.

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    4#  An ice cream cones that licks you.

    5#  A smell detector that measures the smelly-ness of the toilet.

    6#  Mirrors that help you see whatever that’s behind.

Research Critique: Social Broadcasting

The idea of a collective artwork has been elaborated throughout the years in which the main idea is to have a form of collaboration between the recipient and the sender.

In the 1970s, television was normally dominated by giant broadcasting stations such as the CBS in America. People could only tune in to the channels that the station provides and they were often curated and did not go down deep to show the true reality of what people were facing.

Videofreex were a pioneering video collective who basically produced radical videos to the public while managing to free itself from the state-own broadcast television and radio network. They produced over 1,500 videos which were aimed to provide another perspective into the local media and to inspire local artists, videomakers, and creators to create their own works and upload it for the internet to see, literally becoming their own “broadcast station” instead of becoming broadcasted to.

Fast-forwarding 40 years from then and look at where we are now. Technology has improved so dramatically so much that their bulky and heavy video recorders and being replaced by a light and portable “broadcast station” that is being given a name which is called a “handphone”. At any given point of our lives, we are always having a connection to the internet and that results in a potential for collaborative ideas.

One example is Change.org. It is a website that allows you to gather a target number of petitions to make an eventful change and the idea of gathering support together upholds the idea of a collective narrative as the end goal is that everyone wants to fulfill the same cause.

Many softwares now do the job of connecting people and facilitation collaboration such as Instagram Live, in which one can take a live video of themselves and share it with friends real-time and this is in line with Randall Packer’s idea of the Third Space Network in which is an Internet artists channel for live expression facilitated by distributed networks of artists, viewers, softwares, and organizations. The idea behind the TSN is to encourage the idea of real-time participation by making use of the technology we have to creatively link physical and virtual spaces together creatively.

Micro Project 2: Open Source Artwork SING ALONG SESSION – Mark & Chris

LET’S SING ALONG!

Baby shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Baby shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Baby shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Baby shark.

Mama shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Mama shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Mama shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Mama shark.

Papa shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Papa shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Papa shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Papa shark.

Grandma shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Grandma shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Grandma shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Grandma shark.

Grandpa shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Grandpa shark.

Let’s go hunt! doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Let’s go hunt! doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Let’s go hunt! doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo.
Let’s go hunt!

Thank you guys!

 

 

Artists names are kept anonymous =)

 

Look where we are now

 Artwork by Natures Heavenly Art, Etsy

 

Bridging the gap between traditional artists and the way they communicate is the Open Source Studio. This platform serves as a place for budding artists and designers to establish a portfolio for themselves as well as to have unrestricted access to different artistic materials and resources to add to their creative inspiration.

A portfolio is ultimately the most important for a creative as it paints the picture of who and what this artist is about. Essentially, it represents one’s style and that is key for whether an employer wants you or not. What OSS is good at is keeping track of your work and shares it over your “networked personal computer providing an instantaneous flow of information” to your friends and people around the world. That saves you the time for creating your own website which could be a hassle for people who want to just upload their works.

In the world, especially in Singapore where everything and anything is profit-driven, budding artists and designers find it hard to get access to free materials without actually paying for it. With that, OSS serves as an online portal in which users can access other artists work and draw inspiration from that. There is also a commenting system which facilitates closer communication between artists.

Similar to a tree, we started off communicating through written letters and over the years, technology has branched out so quickly that that communication barrier in the past has been torn down and OSS is only just one of the mediums that serve to fulfill Marshall Mcluhan’s prophecy of a global village.