Project: Thesis & FMP

Solenoid attempt

After done and fail with the motor and sandmill idea, I quickly move to test on the idea of using Solenoid. I create a mini case for the solenoid as I have to learn how the solenoid I have is function. It all about measurement in order to make the valve work with sand. The outcome was exactly the same of what I thought. According to the ‘Sentiment Analysis’ that I’m going to use for my project. While waiting for Node part, I made a demonstrate prototype of how it should work by code Arduino to use random number to trigger… More

From Idea to Code to Node

Accoding to the previous tutorial with Nicolas, we talked about using the technology call ‘Sentiment Analysis’. It was a new thing for me however I it actually be around for quite a few years already. To make my Idea work, I talked to Gareth Foote about my project and my aim to use this technology. He draw a diagram to explain to me about how my idea and describe what kind of technical element should fit in each stage. From this meeting it makes me more exciting from the fact that there are many existing technologies out there that I never knew… More

First attempt with sand

After I got the idea of how things should work for my sand sculpture idea, I start to make a my first sand flow prototype with some advices from Nicolas and Tom. The first one is to make a sandmill that should spin when they get the information about each type of conversation. I make a 3D model print of a sandmill that fit with the motor and the tube sand container. The 3D sketch of sandmill. After finished, I test the model with the power generator in The Prototyping Lab to see how it function when the… More

Project decision = Projects

After tutorialssss! I feel that I might need to decide the actual direction I want to do for my FMP. For me both ideas can be able to represent of what I want to communicate out of the important keys from my thesis research. The first is trying to make people think about the meaningful conversation with the force of limitation and time while the second idea is more to make visible object out of the conversations for people to be able to reflect on and think about their next. According to Tobias, it seems to be that the first idea is… More

New Idea New Sketch !

After I done my first prototype, I have been talking about my idea to some others classmates. It seems to me that the idea of flipping hourglass recorder found a difficulty to easily communicate itself to someone. After I realised it, I kind of thinking a little bit more further about what kind of thing that would make people interact and understand my concept of the advantages of ‘Absence’ easier. With the tutorial with Nicolas, I present my idea of visualising the conversation for user to be able to collect, see and reflect on it before next presence. The idea is… More

Rapid prototype & Develop the sketch

A rapid version prototype to help me think about how human can interact with an hourglass a like object. I made this hourglass out of simple plastic glass from Poundsland in order to help me see how sand works with the movement and to help me check what are the necessary parts that  need to concern. After I finished, one of my class mate , Stefanie , came to see and we have some discussion about the feasibility of it. She point out some useful technologies that could fit my object. She also draw me a diagram of how it should… More

Sketch Ideas of Hourglass & test light sensor

After I got some ideas about the medium that I want to communicate my concept which is about ‘Time’ and ‘Absence’. I move on to think about the idea of making an object. From the previous tutorial with Eva, she point out the word of ‘Reflect’ which make me think about how I can make people to look and use my object and be able to reflect on the moment of absence. A future conversation collector is my first idea which allow user to save the topic of conversation they want to have with their love ones. Using sand to illustrate the amount… More

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