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Visualise ‘Absence’

I was thinking about how this question recently How to make people appreciate absence What would be the physical form of absence As I have a conversation with Georgina voss about my idea of ‘Absence’. She gave me an idea about the ‘Hope Chest’ A hope chest, also called dowry chest, cedar chest, trousseau chest or glory box is a piece of furniture traditionally used to collect items such as clothing and household linen, by unmarried young women in anticipation of married life. As it talk about the moment of hope for the future. By… More

What is ‘Absence’ in communication

After the feedback from my dissertation presentation. It have been thinking a lot about how I can communicate the meaning of  absence in the term of telecommunication and what can I present to make my statement against ‘telepresence’. ‘Absence’ in the from of communication is something which not just about physically away from someone but more included about spending time away from the communication ( communication is presence Socrates and Plato ). Ex-communication is the book that discuss about there always an ex-communication which is the part of communication dim in the conversation that there will be no more message. Also the… More

Talk with ‘Kissenger’ team developer

During the time I was exhibiting my work at Ars Electronica, I had a chance met one of the team developer of the project ‘Kissenger’ Emma Yann Zhang (PHD student). She explain to me how this gadget work the purpose of this is to help lover share their intimate physical touch. We also have a chat about telepresence experience that lead to the plan she want to achieve next for this project. She mentioned about how we can experience kissing through this gadget and how she want it to be more real. She point out that when lover actually make love… More

Exhibition in Ars Electronica 2017

It was such a excited moment when you realised that the Ars Electronica trip to is about to happen. Me and others classmates have been waiting for this trip for almost a year. My Dumpster Dr project from Social Things unit is the chosen project to exhibit at the festival. The project is about the tool that aim to help ‘freegans’ people who hate food wasted and go for dumpster dive to find free eatable food inside the dumpster( link to project ). The restriction of making this exhibition is to make sure the everything is fit in the suitcase… More

Happy Birthday from LDN

This years my mother birthday I have to be here in London and I couldn’t be there with her. Therefore, I come up with the idea of trying to make something for my mom that I can share some activities with her I made a prototype of the candle blower that aim to sent to my mother in Thailand and let her blow her breath into that tool then mail it back to me before her actual birthday. The difficulty I predict for this is that how long will  the air can be kept inside that tool therefore I try… More

Final crit feed back

Today for the final crit, we had Rania and Ricci from IBM along with our tutor Nicolas and our Technician Gareth to help give us feedback on our social things projects. Nicolas – suggest me to think about the simple message for simple user to read as an idea of human readable and their level of experience. As the prototype is seem a bit in the stage of analyse he also point out that if I can make a simple visual sign such as Red Yellow and Green to illustrate if the bin is good normal or bad to go and… More

Dumpster inspector prototype!

This is the outcome of the 3D printed for my final prototype. As I was thinking about how to camouflage this tool inside the bin. Black is my first choice as many dumpsters have black lid and the material is plastic. Together with the sensors I have got the final look of the tool for me look like a retro style.  … More

Visualising Data

Visualising data received from the sensors is the main idea of this project. As I wanted to provided the information of how good the foods inside the dumpster are and the much possibility of food to be found inside it. I started with my own expertise in graphic design, creating graphics that I will use for the website which allow all my tribe to access and read the information. I decided to use a very simple graphic and draft it first in Adobe Illustration which I aim to export those graphic as a main picture and create effects together with… More

Thing’s structure!

Thinking of the camouflage concept as this tool has to be attached inside the dumpster. The main concern for me s to make this things as small as possible. Material is also brought up at this point which I don’t want this tool to have different material from the real dumpster. Fortunately, the 3d print machine is the perfect tool to build my aimed box. I struggle a little bit at first as I barely use the 3d model program, however, the online app ‘Tinkercad’ is the a very helpful and easy app that I can learn from… More

Operation duration?

One of the main concern I have found is that if I have to attach this tool inside the bin outside  they need the practical battery to operate by itself. The first try is the 9v battery which I order online from Amazon. The reason why I pick this battery in the first place is because it small and suit for the voltage I need to run my Arduino and three sensors attached to it. As a result I have mentioned in the previous post is that the tool can be able to run only for 3o minutes which I also try… More