Asgn. 3 part 1: More pitching ideas

Here are 5 of my ideas for ‘ the perfect pitch’ assignment 3:

  1. Heartbeat pillow
    It is a project aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a chest sensor which they wear to sleep at night. The chest sensor wirelessly communicates with the other persons pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lovers pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/littleriot/pillow-talk-feel-the-presence-of-your-loved-one/description
  2.  Mixed media art Installation
    That talks about Xenophobia in Singapore where there are prejudice against people from other countries. – the installation will include photographs, films, objects etc.
  3. Interactive light art installation
    That explores project mapping and interaction technique. There will be static floating tubes into virtual dynamic objects by using emitted light from projectors and sensors.
  4. Interactive website
    Create an interactive website as a platform for tourists in Singapore to explore like a local. Eat, play and explore. There will be recommendations of what to eat and what to expect in Singapore.
  5.  Interactive wall installation
    To create an Interactive wall that generates graphics based on motion. It can be typography, images etc.
  6. Plastic waste installation
    It will be an installation of plastic bags, where the idea is to show how plastic bags with colorful, eye-catching advertising are appealing at first but eventually begin looking decrepit when dumped in the trash and left to decompose.

  5 comments for “Asgn. 3 part 1: More pitching ideas

  1. permagnus
    April 13, 2016 at 8:32 am

    The heartbeat pillow seems an original idea – the Internet of things, a physical, tangible evidence of remote proximity and e-relationships. This could definitely develop into something interesting.
    The other ideas are OK too, though they are in comparison more conventional. #2 is worthwhile as a topic though I think it is difficult to do, unless you are already well-read on the topic and prepared to work with the delicate equation art + activism –> Singapore.
    But what happened with your idea of an installation of a “wall of inflating plastic bags”? I thought that was very promising..

  2. permagnus
    April 13, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Ok so in these days of wwww it didn’t take Long to find that the remote-pillow for lovers idea already exists, it’s an award-winning project by Joanna Montgomery from 2010 (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/pillow-talk-pil-160039) that is currently being commercialised (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/littleriot/pillow-talk-feel-the-presence-of-your-loved-one/description). Since it was so easy to find these, I’m surprised if you didn’t know about it when you posted the pitch. But if you did, why didn’t you include the references? I’m confused, please explain..

  3. permagnus
    April 13, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Note that the Little Riot /Montgomery pillow is based on transmitting the sound of heartbeat…. It’s essentially a sonic communication. That’s why it works. Sound is everywhere, sound is important. Cindy, pay your ears some attention, close your eyes and only listen… Do it often, do it regularly. Truly original ideas can be found this way.

    • Cindy Chan
      April 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks for the valuable input! I wasn’t aware of award winning project prior to this. A friend of mine explained this interesting idea to me while we were overseas and since then I didn’t went to search it on the web. Maybe I’ll replace this idea with the ‘wall of inflating plastic bags’ instead. For #2, I’ve been reading articles on the term and they are many different views about it. But it’s worth a try though, since i’m really interested in it.

  4. permagnus
    April 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    🙂 sounds good!

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