During recess week, ADM-DIP members met up for the presentation on the IEM side. From feedback, we refined further:
Showing the effect of plastic pollution in the ocean.
- Effect is shown through the marine life that is affected by plastic pollution with the change of colour.
- Mobiles installation of marine life, represented by jellyfish; about 6-8 suspended
What will happen
Ripple effect will be projected on the ground (from the top structure) to give the viewer sense of being underwater
Jellyfish dimly lit at random or some may not light up at first. When viewers step on the panel, the jellyfish will light up (like heartbeat)
The more panel is stepped on, the environment lighting (in this case the colour of the ocean) turns from blue to red.
Considered the movement of jellyfish — moving up and down, or sideways
After the presentation, works were delegated to each team: DIP testing on technology, and ADM working on the jellyfish prototype. Materials for the jellyfish prototypes were mainly plastics and a mix of fabric to get certain reflective/shimmery effect. We were also trying to see what effect each material gives when it is projected to the floor.
When we tried to use LED light for each jellyfish, we realised that the strength of 1 LED light is not enough and it does not spread throughout the inside of the jellyfish.
Thus, the lighting may probably need a brighter light source for the entire jellyfish to light up. On the other hand, the choice of size of the jellyfish was decided to be of smaller scale, the standard size of water bottle.