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Chaos Theory for Interaction

March 7, 2018 |

The optical illusion by Feliks Konczakowski 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 in sand would … Read More

Proposal: Creating musical world between real and virtual

March 2, 2018 |

Aim of the week:

  • Clear the idea and content
  • Using software to animate human perspective by using projection technology


As for enjoyment of music, on the one hand, publicly, people tend to go to concert, big music … Read More

Mechanical Systems

March 2, 2018 |

For this week, we set out to establish a connection between the data collected from a bio-sensor (we are using a heart pulse sensor for this) and a kinetic mechanical system. The data collected will be fed as inputs for … Read More


March 2, 2018 |

The environment is one of the biggest issues in this modern world and it might seem to be a global-scaled issue, however, it is definitely affecting our health and lifestyle to a great extent. so for this week, I would … Read More

Social Media Responsive Robot Week 4

February 28, 2018 |

After our tutorial last week, we came to an agreement that the projection idea may be hindering other possibilities for the environment that may suit the robot’s aesthetic better.

Aims for the week:

-Build physical prototypes for the robot’s environment

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Machine Gesture Design

February 28, 2018 | | 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 viral and received more than 8 million views over the course of two weeks. It also … Read More

Recreating a system of audience control using coloured paddles: Part 3

February 26, 2018 |

I decided to recreate Loren Carpenter’s experiment of audience control using coloured cards, enabling an audience to collaboratively play games. In this experiment, Carpenter observed his audience acting as an “amoeba”.

I’m interested in the effects of this kind of … Read More

Recreating a system of audience control using coloured paddles: Part 2

February 25, 2018 |

Last week I set up a simple recreation of Loren Carpenter’s Pong experiment and had some friends test it. I want to do this with larger audiences and have been working on making this happen.

Along with a collaborator, Min, … Read More

The Psychology of Awe

February 22, 2018 |

The first time seeing Black Flags by 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

The Viscous Body

February 22, 2018 |

Ethics of the Viscous Body describes the human body as a viscous one — constantly negotiating with its environment as it seeks comfort. Comfort is the state for which the presence of the material environment disappears. It is when our … Read More

Pursuing Personalized Robots

February 21, 2018 |

Until now robots have been objects with their own agency and independent embodiment from humans. However, their function and goals have been based on human desires. They accompany us, work with us as team-workers, challenge our abilities and … Read More

Gears and Alexa

February 21, 2018 |

Still following the earlier approach of working simultaneously in different directions, I feel a bit overwhelmed. But on the other hand, I am learning a lot. Let’s talk about each of them…

Reinforcement Learning

Cartpole is one of the most … Read More

Social Media-responsive Robot Week 3

February 21, 2018 |

After our tutorial last week, we felt it was necessary to take the time this week to solidify the concept of the project, then resume making with clear goals in mind for the next three weeks.


Aims for the … Read More

{co.}cktail machine

February 14, 2018 |

{co.}cktail is an interactive collaborative cocktails machine which designed to experiment with tangible interaction, social connections, collaboration and group experiences.

This machine does not aim to encourage people to make good cocktails together, but, to explore new possibilities, experiment, and … Read More

Projection prototype

February 14, 2018 |

Aims for this week:

  • Test small projection trial
  • Coding about detecting physical space


Basically, this week I build three prototypes about projection inside a box, to challenge the boundry between the surface inside the box, and to … Read More

Recreating a system of audience control using coloured paddles

February 14, 2018 |

Last week I created a series of experiments in collaborative control which produced some interesting results and I plan to continue down this road.

I want to recreate Loren Carpenter’s Pong experiment, because I expect I will be able to … Read More

Machine Theatre

February 14, 2018 |

Seen above is my favourite installation art by roboticist Arthur Ganson.

A chair rests peacefully centre stage. A seemingly cumbersome machine enters. It moves towards the chair, slowly but gracefully, almost floating. The machine swoops ups the chair. It performs a … Read More

Social Pressure Responsive Robot: Prototype 2

February 13, 2018 |

For week 2 of the social pressure responsive robot, we discussed what direction we should take the robot in, and although this project initially started as a fun experiment about receiving and sending data from/to twitter, we realised that this … Read More