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Reverse Engineering Task – Toaster Project

‘Reverse engineering is the process of deducing how something works by taking it apart. Using the potentially misguided rationale that the cheaper the toaster the fewer parts it will contain, and thus the simpler it will be to reproduce, I dismantle the cheapest toaster I can find: the Argos Value Range 2-Slice White Toaster.’ – Thwaites, Thomas. Toaster Project, edited by Thomas Thwaites, Princeton Architectural Press, 2011.   Title Making a Toaster -How far removed our everyday items are from the raw materials that go into them? Field of Study Key words: Toaster, Raw Material, Scratch, Extracting and… More

Interview with a lucid dreamer

‘In fact, what you see and hear in your dreams can be understood as the flow of information that the subconscious gives to you. There are limitless posibilities of it.’ ‘He’ is an experienced lucid dreamer and promotes the angle of science. He does not want to say his name and I will respect he. He knows much about lucid dream,  now he is trying to translate some books about it, since there are few related resources in China and so many people can not help linking it with the ghost or some scaring things. 1. Q: How can you have lucid… More

Secondary Research – Books and Films

1.Inception It is a lucid classic but it is not exactly lucid dream. In fact, we cannot have several layers of dreaming in real life. But why I take it as the first example? Because it is so famous!  You can call it is just something like lucid dream! Inception shows the story of a group of ‘dream thieves’ who break into people’s minds and plant/steal ideas. It includes multiple ‘layers of dreaming’, shared dreaming, and more! They also use a special type of reality check called a ‘totem’. See my video – Lucid Dreaming Totems.This film also inspired me… More

Things that talk

  Important, useful, beautiful things are in this sense things that matter. Things that matter have meaning. And meaningful things are things that talk. ——Miguel Tamen, University of Lisbon   This thing is talking about your personal nutrition. ‘Nume’ is someone who keeps an eye on you and lets you know what you need. By combining technologies that are currently emerging in laboratories, Nume completely changes the landscape of nutritional counseling. This service provides the power of a knowledge, that is currently only available to people who can afford the time and money to regularly visit a nutritionist and conduct… More

Find and improve – MIA JOURNEYS

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the team set out to transform the way members engage with Mia’s world-class permanent collection. The result is an app that allows users to create and share journeys through the museum that are personally curated, personally relevant and personally rewarding. The Mia Journeys app is helping Mia modernize the way the public interacts with museums in a way that respects the way digital media has changed consumer expectations while retaining the museum at the core of the experience. Process of this digital experience: 1. Create a journey. Create a… More

Arduino – Plum Piano using MPR121

  code: #include <MPR121.h> #include <MPR121_defs.h> #include <Wire.h> // Wiring two-wire library for I2C #include “mpr121.h” // register definitions int notes[]={239,213,190,179,159,142}; char touch_previous; void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); pinMode(9,OUTPUT); pinMode(10,OUTPUT); TCCR2A = _BV(COM2A0) | _BV(COM2B1) | _BV(WGM20); TCCR2B = _BV(WGM22) | _BV(CS22); OCR2B = 10; // MPR121 CONFIG Wire.begin(); mpr121QuickConfig(); touch_previous=0; } void loop() { char buffer[32]; int i=0; int note=0; Wire.beginTransmission(0x5A); Wire.write(0); Wire.requestFrom(0x5A, 18); while(Wire.available()) { buffer[i] =; i++; } Wire.endTransmission(); if (buffer[0] !=… More

Secondary Research – Standing in Science’s view

You can basically know lucid dream: Basic knowledge: Reality checking is an easy lucid dreaming technique designed to increase your self-awareness by day and penetrate your dreams by night. When combined with other lucid dream exercises, reality checks can supercharge your efforts. Or they can produce lucid dreams in their own right, simply by creating a mental habit of reality testing. ref:  False fake is remarkably vivid dream in which you think you’ve woken up. Only to then later realize that you were, or still are, asleep the whole time. And like dreams generally, they can range from being… More

Tribe: Lucid Dream

What is Lucid Dream? Lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. During lucid dreaming, the dreamer should be able to exert some degree of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment. Paul Tholey, a German oneirologist and Gestalt theorist, laid the epistemological basis for the research of lucid dreams, proposing seven different conditions of clarity that a dream must fulfill in order to be defined as a lucid dream: Awareness of the dream state (orientation) Awareness of the capacity to make decisions Awareness of memory functions Awareness of self Awareness of the dream… More

Arduino Basic – Blink

bgm: birthday – Katy Perry code: int lled =11; int rled =9; void setup() { pinMode(lled, OUTPUT); pinMode(rled, OUTPUT); } void loop() { digitalWrite(rled, HIGH); delay(370); digitalWrite(rled, LOW); digitalWrite(lled, HIGH); delay(100); digitalWrite(lled, LOW); digitalWrite(rled, HIGH); delay(100); digitalWrite(rled, LOW); digitalWrite(lled, HIGH); delay(370); digitalWrite(lled, LOW); }… More