Collective Narrative Week 4 – Cuisine Stories

Cuisine Stories Shengzhou Pan Fried Dumplings Everytime I went back to Ningbo (my hometown), I would rush straight to a small restaurant near my home, where the most authentic Shengzhou Pan Fried Dumplings are served here. My father used to be really strict with me when I practised the piano in my childhood. I enjoy the…

Emotions in Motion Final Project Proposal

Background The final assignment is to make an Emotional Machine, which outputs emotions when you interact with it. Basically, it is a combination of PCOM and ICM. Physical parts are responsible for data collecting (sensors, etc.) and the codes, animations are for the outputs and responses. Research Actually, there are already numerous emotional machines in…

EROF Week 4 – Appot (the oracle deck)

Background Cartomancy, a form of divination using a deck of cards, exists in almost all cultures. Tarot is one of the most forms of cartomancy. First used in the mid-15th century for games, Tarot transformed into the tool for divination 300 years later. Each card has a picture of certain characters: The Emperor, The Magician,…

Collective Narrative Week 3 – Audio Story

“The Whale Fall” Please enjoy my story “The Whale Fall” first. I’ll explain the creation process in detail in later chapters. 52 Hertz Whale The idea of the story stems from a popular Chinese song A whale of an Island (化身孤岛的鲸), which was adapted from another song We Hardly Remember (我们都忘了). The normal sound frequency of…

EROF Week 2 – Beverage Sacrifice

Background   It’s the year 2208. Due to the great advancement in anti-gravity technology, the deteriorating environment and lack of resource on Earth, humans built several Orbit Space Stations around Earth and migrated there. Most memories of mother Earth are buried in the dust of the history but explorers are frequently sent to Earth for…

NOC Week 2 – Physics Engine

All About Physics! This week’s assignment is to play with physics. My Winter Show project happen to involve some simple physics elements so I posted it here. I did not know how physics work at that time so one of my coding master friends taught me the tricks. Collison The short video above shows how the…

Collective Narrative Week 2

The tragic fire on March 25th, 1911 took the lives of 146 workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Ever since 2004, a group of volunteers would go across New York streets and chalk down their names as a way of remembrance. Disasters happen every second and many innocent lives are lost. It is really comforting…