Pcomp Week11

Idea for final project

This week, Alina and I focused on discussing topics and ideas for the final project. After our last collaboration, we decided to work together for this time as well. 

Brain Storming

Topic one: Information Bubble

A filter bubble – a term coined by internet activist Eli Pariser – is a state of intellectual isolation that allegedly can result from personalized searches when a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like to see based on information about the user, such as location, past click-behavior and search history. As a result, users become separated from information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively isolating them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles.

Idea 1: To build an installation that waves an “information bubble”, visualizing the abstract idea to an actual bubble.

visualize the bubble / installation art / abstract / a machine that waves the bubble

Idea 2: To build an interactive installation that asks one audience to pick his/hers favorite color of balls from a box several times. Every time a ball is picked up, a color recognizer reads the color and puts in 3 more balls in the same color from the bottom of the box.

interactive installation / pick up balls from a box / feeds

Topic two: Social distance

One of the biggest topics for this year must be COVID-19, in a way, this huge pandemic changed everyone’s lifestyle. When meeting friends freely became a luxury, the game Animal Crossing went viral on social networks. Both Alina and I are players / fans of this game, we discussed the difference between virtual and real social activities.

Virtual social activities are not very different from real social activities. Things that make people stressed still exist, like comparison, flattery, peer pressure, etiquette…While some people feel lonely and isolated during the quarantine, other people might really find the time free and relaxed.

Idea 1: To build a pair of small installations that enhance the connection between two people staying in two different places. fx: a remote controlled chair / cup / printer.

remote / interactive / connect people together / wifi 

Idea 2: Covid-19 set us apart physically, like the sea-level rise which sets islands apart.

To build an art installation using the islands to represent each person. 

installation / pretty visual / something beautiful to look at

Interaction: 

Projection Mapping, Island models, position sensor, 

Timeline:

Week 1 11.19-11.26: Identify the right sensor, figure out how it interact with projection mapping, testing

Week 2 11.26-12.3: building outside shell, making project map, user testing

Week 3 12.3-12.10: finalize