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Developing idea from Dunne&Raby

Between Reality And The Impossible – Dunne&Raby The project create a senario that the world is running out of food – we need to produce 70% more food in the next 40 years according to the UN.  What they did are speculating, imagining, and even dreaming, to create and facilitate reflection on the kind of technologically mediated world we wish to live in. Dunne&Raby imagine some roles and make related devices for them. It looks very interesting ,meanwhile, it let us think about what if it really happen one day? This project… More

What if…?

What if…? is an important way of speculative thinking. In the first class of speculative design project, we had a workshop with Georgina Voss. She put up this questions: What if…? Each group has their questions like that. My group is: What if keeping a pet become extremely expensive? We discussed several directions, and keeping ask us this question: What if?   So coming to my topic, I want to ask myself, what if more and more EHS sufferer appear? It’s quite general, not focus and specific,  it is just my imagination. It shows the life of EHS sufferer somehow. More

Mindmap

Initially, There are 3 directions for my social thing according to my tribe. Before dream Hint or stimulus for ‘I will have lucid dreams’ and ‘What I want to dream tonight’ Ref: Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. key: talk to your unconsciousness! A book of surrealist games (Alastair Brotchie, 1995)      2.After dream Maybe use the… More

First Storyboard

Brainstorming storyboard: As the development of technology, there are more ways of electromagnetism communication. Due to the Gene mutation, there are more and more EHS sufferer. They want to fight for their right of normal life. They hold processions to bring pressure on the government. It cause a disturbance with police and normal people. More

First prototype : act as an EHS sufferer for 1 day

As a normal individual, it is obvious that I cannot feel the misery of EHS patients. I decided to spend a day as an EHS patient to develop my empathy, and the experience will be my first prototype. First of all, I designed a garment which is made of tin foil to effectively shield electromagnetic signals. I took a mobile phone with an app that can roughly detect the signal intensity. Walking on the street in this garment is very eye-catching. As far as I have discovered,… 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

Do you know Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS)?

There are a small group of people existing in the world who are allergic to radio. When they are exposed themselves in radio, they will feel headache, arrhythmia, insomnia, even apoplexy. This ill is called EHS (Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity). Tim Hallam, 36, sleeps in a custom-made silver-coated sleeping bag that helps block out electromagnetic fields. (Photograph: Thomas Ball). He says, “The room is completely insulated; the edges are sealed with aluminium tape and connected with conducting tape so I could ground the whole room. It’s a Faraday cage, effectively. Grounding… More