MPM605 – SYMBIOSIS

SYMBIOSIS SYMBIOSIS is an interactive sculpture that showcases the important co-dependent relationship between nature and the human race. Natural existence is progressively becoming endangered by mankind’s endless desire for industrial and infrastructural expansion. It is important to remember we are the ones with all the power that ultimately determines the fate of this world. We…

MPM605 – SYMBIOSIS ( Update #7 ) – critique

A lot has changed since my last update. The title is now SYMBIOSIS; the wires now go through the hole at the bottom of the vases; the ‘soil’ filling is now paper shreds of a dictionary; a metal circular stand is added onto the bottom; and lastly, pieces of paper are glued on the outside….

MPM604 – Research Report #3 – Poster Presentation

My poster presentation focused on the topic: Food in Tourism Advertising. I began by asking the listeners where they have traveled in the past 5 years and if they had some authentic cultural food that could not necessary be found here. In January, my family and I went to Tokyo Japan and before that, we…

MPM605 – PHOTOXSYNTHESIZE ( Update #5 ) – Class Work Period

So after the feedback from the first user test, I decided to change the interaction between the flowers and the users. I didn’t really like how lighting the soil doesn’t really convey the concept I was striving for. Plus, since there was only one photoresistor, sometimes it didn’t work when people were flashing at different…

MPM605 – PHOTOXSYNTHESIZE ( Update #4 ) – user test

The day of the user test! I got everything up and running and here is the my flower for the user test: I added this metal frame thingy to the bottom with a label to give people hints in what to do. I also put a flashlight beside the piece in case their phones didn’t…

MPM605 – PHOTOXSYNTHESIZE ( Update #3 ) – the code & decor

This is where things started to go downhill. The original plan was to get the flower to move (along with the LEDs lighting up) whenever someone shines a light to the soil (where the photoresistor was). I initially wanted to use a servo and have the top petals rotate, but it didn’t work out because…

MPM605 – PHOTOXSYNTHESIZE ( Update #2 ) – constructing LILY

Over the reading week I started making my lily flower in preparations for the user test. It was definitely a lot harder than I expected. I knew that it was going to be time consuming but physically building each petal was a pain in the bud. However, I pulled through even after stabbing myself nonstop…

MPM605 – PHOTOXSYNTHESIZE ( Update #1 ) – after peer reviews

I received positive feedback as well as criticism from Steve and a few of my classmates and here are my responses to some of the biggest concerns about the project: 1. “the screen: could potentially be distracting from the three flowers  ; may not be necessary ; might hurt the piece more than aid it”…

MPM605 – PHOTOXSYNTHESIZE (Original Proposal)

PHOTOXSYNTHESIZE  PHOTOXSYNTHESIZE is a project sent by a future cyborg from the year 2100. The human race continued to advance and infrastructures rapidly overtook every last trace of natural life. In a video message projection, the cyborg explains the state of future earth and pleads with the humans of the present to help revive the…

MPM604 – Research Report #1

  My research question was “Where do Canadians want to travel to most” and over the last week I gathered some audience research by surveying 45 people as well as some statistical data from StatsCan, and a local travel agency in Markham. Here’s a demographic summary of all the 45 participants: 29 females and 16…