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Now to narrow down to two projects:

Since I am more interested in the body this season, I will be working more Brainwave wonderland and Body language.

  1. Brainwave wonderland ( Telekinesis Wonderland)

This project would be exploring on controlling things with the mind. The installation will consist of doing several tasks with just the power of our minds. We could light up a room of even create a light show with our brainwaves.








network diagram:


i am thinking of a budget of $5000



This project is inspired by Star Wars and mutants that have telekinetic powers. This could explore the limits of the brain and what it can do, beyond controlling our own body.

2.Body Language

This project would be exploring on the sending of a hug over the internet. Using robots.

The budget that I might need is also around $5000 dollars to get the electronics and also the sensors for sensing touch.

I might need a team of 3,me plus a person who can do coding and a person who can do the electrical engineering to get the electronics wired up.



network diagram:


i am thinking of a budget of $5000



This project is inspired by the limits of technology and the internet. It questions if physical touch can exist in the world of the internet.




Here are some more projects that I would like to pitch:

3.Body Language

This project would be exploring on the sending of a hug over the internet. Using robots.

The budget that I might need is maybe around $5000 dollars to get the electronics and also the sensors for sensing touch.

I might need a team of 3,me plus a person who can do coding and a person who can do the electrical engineering to get the electronics wired up.

Pros of the project: Fun and innovative and tries to question the position of the human touch in this world of electronics and data.

Cons: Might be a bit difficult to do if there is not enough research done in this area. Might get a bit too expensive.

4.  The world in one place. 

This project is inspired by Airbnb’s office.  It was voted to be one of the best place to work in in 2016.

I was really inspired by their layout of their office. Airbnb’s rooms are all inspired by listings on the platform to showcase the vast diversity of destinations on offer through the website. They have rooms of different themes, such as the Mumbai cafe room where it transports you to India in that space.


The budget that I might need is maybe around $5 mil dollars to build everything. Ideally, it will be a great idea for universities to implement such study rooms with themes of different countries.

I might need a large team of people who are specialized in designing the whole structure, the interior design and also construction firms who are skilled in building the structure

Pros of the project: Fun and innovative, making the world a smaller place.

Cons: Expensive.

5.  Imaginarium 

Imagine a space where you can create whatever you want without limits.

This project is one which allows users to create objects of use or draw in 3D space , all in virtual reality.  You can do things like virtual pottery, design clothes and put it on a 3d model and view it from all directions.

The budget that I might need is maybe around  $10 000 for the equipment and the research that needs to be done .

I might need a  team of people who are specialized in coding for virtual reality, 3d modellers and testers to test the programme.

Pros of the project: Fun and innovative, making the world a smaller place.

Cons: Might be time consuming.

6.  Our face is data. 

This project is inspired by a Russian photography student that carried out an experiment to show how easy it is to identify complete strangers.

Twenty-one-year-old Egor Tsvetkov took photos of people in public places and then tracked them down on the Russian social media site VKontakte using a facial recognition app.



You can see the project here .

I would like to explore the idea of how much we can learn about a person just from their face in this world of data and social networks.

The budget that I might need is maybe around  $8 000 for the research that needs to be done .

I might need a  team of people who are specialized in coding for facial recognition softwares and online profiling.

Pros of the project: Questions our relationship with the world in this age of social media and the issue of privacy.

Cons: Might not have so much research done in this area.

Transforming into my avatar

In my final project, I sought to exist in the first space and the third space at the same time and interact with both the first and third space at the same time. I also encouraged the participation of both spaces in changing my appearances in real life.


The work that really inspired me was  Grand Theft avatar.


I was really amazed by how the third space encouraged creativity and pushing boundaries. At one time, people went a bit crazy and started to request that I wear two wigs instead of one and also to put black lipstick instead of the usual colors. They also felt that it was fun to choose difficult colors for me to try on my eye.

In addition, JenniCam also allowed me to think about what the internet was interested to see, which is why I decided to do make up in public. It was making something private public and also showing people the process and allowing participation.

Doing rehearsals on my own also did help shape a lot of what I wanted to do.

Initially, I wanted to do it in a room in school where the webcam and my phone will be facing me.

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However, I realised that the work had the potential to be better.

“The artist studio has traditionally been a finite space, defined by its physical walls, flat file cabinets, table surfaces, portfolio cases, and print racks.”- Randall Packer (2015). “Collective Narrative“.

The third space could really allow me to push the boundaries of where I could do my performance. In addition, I could also explore how audiences can be included. The shift in power from the artist to the audience did make the work have more layers I felt. It was a constant conversation and reaction between me and the audience.

I did my work in the lounge but did not expect so many other people to join in even though it was a thursday night in school. It was also interesting to note that my audiences felt as if they were watching a show. Many of them were eating and drinking. It was quite interesting to note that they were very comfortable being part of the performance.


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It is interesting that from what I observed, when people only see a small camera and a lap top, they are not so afraid of approaching the artist as they do not see where the footage goes to or could understand the totality of what was going on. Even if they see themselves on YouTube Live. They would only see that the audience is themselves. It sort of become a private public show which is perhaps how our social media has become.

Doing a live performance has also taught me how to do improvisation. Like for example when my phone internet was lagging, I decided to go to the other side of the webcam and it turned out to be one of the glitches that I really loved.

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I don’t think I can ever replicate this but I was glad it happened.

Doing OSS has really helped me document the process and also track the maturity of my thinking. From not really knowing about the origin of the internet and its culture to now doing an art performance over the internet.

Project Hyperessay #2 – Technical Realization

I went to try having both YouTube Live and Periscope on at the same time. As periscope had more people watching, it was more interactive on periscope.



It was also quite different having to broadcast on two different platforms and also have my friends in front of me.

People could hear what I was doing in the room over the internet together with my friends.



Some  of my friends were curious and even asked me what I was doing. At some points I was so comfortable being online that I was talking to people who were watching me like they were my friends. I also asked the internet what kind of eyeliner I should use today and someone replied.

I was on Youtube Live also and also learnt to use the basics of Livecast on my computer.




Overall, I realised that it was very interesting to broadcast at the same time on two platforms. At some point I felt like I was on Jennicam.

For the final showcase, I would like to go live on both periscope on my phone and Youtube from livecast  and I was wondering if I could do it in an open space like the lounge in school where I can have people talking to me in the first space and also interacting with people in the third space. I find it a lot more spontaneous when I have people talking to me in the first space and also the third space.

In addition, I would first ask the third space on eg. what color of eye shadow I should use etc. Then, if I do not get a response I would ask the first space. In addition, I would also like to have random conversations with people in the first space while I do my make up.


Project Update

I went to try a little trial for the final project and tried to choose the right title to ‘hook’ the audiences. Even though, I did it in the afternoon I had a few audiences from different countries.



I realised that it was better to not put the country where you come from because some people might not scroll to where Singapore is on the map and watch us.

In addition, the name ” Makeup Transformation” was quite an effective hook i realise as people knew what to expect when they are watching it.

On the other hand, I also realised that it was good for me to respond and talk to people commenting as it made me feel like there was a connection between the audience and me. Also, audiences liked it if i were to talk more when I performed. It was a very interesting experience. I felt that some of the conversation was similar to the ones we had when we were on adobe connect. It was random and very entertaining.





Overall, I think I did enjoyed it alot. Even though it was just a small preview to what I was going to do on the actual day.

I initially wanted to not talk to the audience but after that I realised that It does not really work. So I would do that on my actual performance also and I would like it if more people commented.

Project update

After doing the Jennicam review and having more ideas about the third space, I would like to do a live performance art of me doing make up but I’ll transform myself into different personalities. Eg. I could transform myself to a tom boy, or I could change my hair to purple by wearing a wig.

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By using different makeup I can transform myself. Similarly it reminded me of how people can easily change how they look online as we did see in Grand Theft avatar. By changing how we look, we also sometimes do change the way we interact with people and how we act.

I would like to explore this idea. I think this would effectively comment on the internet of how we are able to embody so many different characters that we are in the third space and still be able to function in the first space. Additionally, it also questions our identity in this world.

In addition, I would like to use periscope to broadcast this. It would be interesting to also track how people comment as I change the way I look and seemingly appear as a different persona to others. Moreover, people might come to see my video when I have already did my makeup and think that I look a certain way. It will be fun to see people’s reaction and it is an interesting social experiment to see how the people in the third space interact with each other when looks is the changing factor.


Half and half. Power of make up and hairstyle. #makeup

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Research Critique : JenniCam

Jennicam was started by Jennifer Kaye Ringley who was considered as someone who pioneered the idea of livecasting.  She was 19 years old when she did her first live show in 1996.

In 1996, many people had just started to broadcast things on their webcam. However, no one was in the footage . People would post things like the footage of a fish bowl.

Jennifer changed how webcams work with the internet when she

“begins uploading pictures of herself to the web. Refreshed every three minutes, JenniCam.org displays black-and-white images that track Ringley’s daily activities, which ranges from mundane tasks and chitchat to stripteases and sexual activity.” – , April 14, 1996: JenniCam Starts Lifecasting

The website would automatically update with an image of her dorm room every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This is, supposedly, the first image taken on Jennicam.  

“It was basically a programming challenge to myself to see if I could set up the script that would take the pictures, upload them to this site,” says Ringley. “Just to get that happening automatically, and I shared it with a couple of friends, kinda ‘look, I got this working.” – OUR SELF-AWARE TRUMAN SHOWS Jennicam And The Birth Of ‘Lifecasting’

People began to watch her stream and it slowly moved on to livecasting videos from her webcam. She basically ‘lived’ on the internet for 7 years after that.  It was interesting to note how she said that being live on the internet has changed her.

“Ringley talked to Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt from the Reply All podcast a few months ago about her trailblazing ‘90s digital presence, which got up to 7 million hits a day. “I had to develop a really thick skin, for both the good stuff and the bad stuff,” she explained, emphasizing how difficult the relentless, increasingly performative experiment could be as her fame grew.”- Kate Knibbs , Jennicam: Why the First Lifecaster Disappeared from the Internet

Jennifer did not feel like she was giving up her privacy as she said in her website that she feels like she is still alone in her room.

Q: Why are you giving up your privacy like this?
A: Because I don’t feel I’m giving up my privacy. Just because people can see me doesn’t mean it affects me – I’m still alone in my room, no matter what.

This is a very true observation as many people doing YouTube do claim that are talking to a camera and essentially is alone in their room.

However, the viewers have  a different experience from broadcasters. They feel that they really in with them in the space or have a relationship with them.



It is interesting to note that Jennifer has faded into online obscurity. She has no Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account. What does that tell us?


The Shredder & Riot by Mark Napier

In this piece by Mark Napier, The Shredder is an alternative web browser that turns web pages into digital confetti in which it sort of “tears” the website and mixes the layers that we don’t usually see in a “well done” website.

It somehow mixes code with the usual website and presents a kind of abstract way of looking at websites. It visually presents a digital reaction between code, image and information.


Although this was done is 1997, I feel that this was very advanced as a piece of art that critiques the internet. It raises up a new perspective for people as everything on the internet is essentially made up of codes.

The deconstruction and the rearranging of these elements: codes, images, brings forth a refreshing look at the internet. shredder_entry_box_detail_wired_3

On the other hand,the work “Riot” which was done in 1998, a later year, seems to be an upgrade from ” The Shredder”.


It merges web pages together as users surf from site to site.blends web pages together as users surf from site to site.

“Visitors surfing with Riot see their own pages merged with pages from other users.” – Mark Napier

The concept of a multi-user browser still baffles me as I would view it as not functional which made me think of this quote that I read :

“I learned about myself in that moment – about my expectations and conceptions of how a videogame should work. The strange game seemed only to return me to my own perspectives and expectations around the medium that it was failing to be.” -Menkman, R. (2011) “Glitch Moment(um),” Institute of Network Cultures

This was definitely a reflection of how I already came with expectations for the browser, something that I have been using in a certain way since I could use the internet and when something comes along and disrupts the ‘order’ of things that I expect it to be, I would view it as it is dysfunctional.

This is a perfect example of what coders might consider as a glitch and it does definitely have,

“potential to interrogate conventions through crashes, bugs, errors and viruses” – Menkman, R. (2011) “Glitch Moment(um),” Institute of Network Cultures

as we start to question what are the expectations that we have for a functioning website?

Pirate Broadcasting Part II

For my micro-project, I did my homework live in front of an audience. It felt really weird having a live broadcast. I was making pictures using cyanotype and I really fumbled a lot of times because I felt that I needed to entertain the people watching.





It was hard to do things with my camera in the way so i attached a selfie stick to my body so that I could use both my hands while doing work.



It was really weird that I rambled on and on and I realised that I have been live for 24 minutes, till my phone ran out of battery.


It was definitely a different experience for me doing videos live compare to my Youtube videos which I can edit and take my time to think about what I want to do or say.  Live television definitely ‘forced’ me to think on the spot. It was also really weird that I could see how many people are watching me and yet I do not really see them.