About Naomi Lea
The “Ghost” in the Machine: the Feeling of Presence in a Computer-Mediated EnvironmentOctober 30, 2018 | Naomi Lea
The feeling of presence (FoP) is a fleeting sensation often associated with neurological disorders or spiritual encounters, and yet its experience among healthy individuals are scarcely researched. Upon constructing a media-rich installation with diverse sensory stimuli, I hope to elicit … Read More
Felt Presence in a Computer-Mediated Environment – work in progress showJuly 2, 2018 | Naomi Lea
During this term, I have continued to utilise the CNC plotter to explore illusionistic phenomena, as I attempted to simulate uncanny encounters through a computer-mediated environment.
Diverging from the sand drawings from the previous term, I have examined techniques related … Read More
Tangible Music VisualiserApril 23, 2018 | Naomi Lea
This above video byÂ Vincent Houze – created for the musical composition ofÂ Max Cooper – is one of the most successful examples I have seen visualising music digitally. The organism in the videoÂ breathes along the beat and vocal change as if … Read More
Beautiful MachineMarch 23, 2018 | Naomi Lea
Call On Water,Â Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, 2016
A beautiful machine surprises us. This surprise could originate from the unexpected characters of the material used, and yet, it might also present itself in the form of artificial intelligence. In the past two weeks, … Read More
Chaos Theory for InteractionMarch 7, 2018 | Naomi Lea
The optical illusion byÂ Feliks KonczakowskiÂ that has been making the rounds on social media lately.
Speculating Chaos Theory
The initial idea of the “sand plotter” came out of my fascination with magnets, and I thought a steel ball drawing patterns inÂ sandÂ would … Read More
Machine Gesture DesignFebruary 28, 2018 | Naomi Lea | One Comment
Boston Dynamics has just released a new video testing their four-legged robot SpotMini, where one helped another by opening a door. This video immediately went viralÂ and received more than 8 million views over the course of two weeks. It also … Read More
The Psychology of AweFebruary 22, 2018 | Naomi Lea
The first time seeing Black Flags byÂ William Forsythe, I experienced a sense of wonder and awe that I could not quite explain. It is a familiar feeling, not unlike the times when I saw a brilliant sky, visited a grand … Read More
Machine TheatreFebruary 14, 2018 | Naomi Lea
Seen above is my favourite installation art by roboticist Arthur Ganson.
A chair rests peacefully centre stage. A seeminglyÂ cumbersome machine enters. It moves towards the chair, slowly but gracefully, almost floating. The machine swoops ups the chair. It performs a … Read More