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HSS8121: Reflection

What interests me the most about this course is that we can get involved with different artists in different areas. For example, I quite enjoyed the walking tour with Tim Shaw. We were not supposed to talk to each other or play cellphones during the walking. This gave me an opportunity to listen to the sound around us. I still remembered when we walked into the lift in the M&S, that was the first time I never spoke to people in the lift full of people I know. And the solar sound, which using the light as the power for the little speaker. It’s interesting the speaker made weird sound under different lights.

Speaking of the ice melting experiment , I’m not a fan of it. I can’t really get the point of the experiment and the process was tough as I had to bear the freezing ice in my hand and finally got nothing from it.

The Yossarian ‘creative‘ search engine. The idea is great, the search engine created a opening community for people in different areas. For example, the word “photography”, I found it quite useful as I can even learn something new from the subtrees of this word. And during the course, we were asked to create our own word and trying to find out the connections between the words. That was interesting when we found out the impossible connections between the words.

However, what I valued the most from this course was the opportunity for me to write a proposal. I’ve never done a proposal before so I really valued it and spent a lot of on it. The topic was interests and I will even produce it in the future.

HSS8121: proposal

Why I want to research the transformation from digital cameras into film like?
As a film user myself, I found it very fascinating and convenient to use films as I don't need to adjust the colour too much and each film has its unique colour as well.
However, many friends of mine are using digital cameras and they often ask me to change them into film's appearance. That is really a task for me as I can't make the digital images look exactly like the films. Then I started to research whether or how can I simulate the 35mm films appearance completely.

Is film dying?
I don't think so. Although in the 2010s, many film companies have announced that they will stop making films. Surprisingly, in 2017, Kodak announced that they will resume the production of a very famous film Ektachrome and other companies for example Italian company called Ferrania also decided to resume the production. According to Ilford’s sales figures, the recovery has been going on for some time, and in the past three years, sales have risen by more than 5% a year.
So people are still loving with the films and it should be a good research proposal for researching the films.

In what ways?
Algorithms, histograms, manual editing.
These are the 3 ways I figured out first. According to E. Reinhard, M. Adhikhmin, B. Gooch and P. Shirley(2001), they used simple statistical analysis to impose one image's colour r characteristics on another. They succeeded to achieve colour correction by choosing an appropriate source image and apply its characteristic to another image. They proposed an idea that firstly transform the colour space from the RGB to LMS, then convert the result into a new colour space lαβ, which is a transform of the LMS. Then the colour-correction method operates in the lαβ space as that will allow them to treat the colours in different channels separately. Finally transform the lαβ space back to the RGB space to display. Finally, applying the colour to the target image.
I was inspired by this and decided to use the histograms to test.

Results
I believe that the digital cameras can't 100% simulate films' appearance as the imaging of films and electronic sensors are different. So they will perform different and film performs better in higntligh areas.

HSS8121: Seven Stories

We all wanted to be a hero.

I was always wanting to a superhero to save the world.

But the thought just faded out as I grows up.

Seven Stories just reminded me of all my childhood dreams.

Then I decided to help others remind their dreams.

I will use the projector and costumes to help the adults remember their childhood dreams.

DMS8013: Works well without connecting the buzzer

Connecting to the world, or controlled by the world?

During doing this project, I watched several Cyberpunk movies.

And the Ghost in the Shell(1995) is my favourite.

I can imagine that those cyborgs in the movie is exactly what my friend trying to be except she might wants to keep her brain.

Then I started to think about what would I do if I want to be a cyborg?

So this is what my project looks like in the final.

Finished Video

The buzzer works well with the record and it even sounds like what I’m saying in the record.

Well, it’s weird that the LCD works pretty well without connecting the buzzer.

If I tried to plus in the buzzer, it will occur some interference on the screen.

Perhaps this is gonna be the very first generation of a robot me, with defects.

DMS8013: Phase 2, LCD display

LCD

In order to express myself more clearly, I decided to add a LCD screen to display the record “robot me.mp3”

I’m still working on it as it’s hard to display the sentence and receiving message from Processing at the same time.

DMS8013: First version of being a robot.

Frequency analyse

Test Video

So, I used the Audacity to analyse the frequency of my record “robot me.mp3″(the highest and lowest frequency and the frequency between 25db to 55 db) and then using the processing to analyse them with FFT.

Then, I transform my voice into tones and using the mini speaker to speak for me.

As for the result, well, it’s not what I expected but it’s quite interesting though.

DMS8013: All human beings move, closer to machines!

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Well, I’ve never built a robot before, so this one is gonna be the closest thing I’ve built to robots.

 

HSS8120: A script for the “actor” Donal Trump

A script for the “actor” Donal Trump

Characters: Donald Trump, Tim, Trump’s body guards NO.1 and NO.2.

EXT. MCDONALD’S MEET – DAY

At the city centre of Washington DC.

INT. TOILET CONVERSATION – DAY

At the toilet of the McDonald’s.

TIM, a student from UoM, big fan of Donald Trump. Pissing now, FACING the wall.

DOOR OPENS, TRUMP, a very TETCHY man, comes in,TAKE OFF pants and ready to piss.

TIM

(Notices him and TURN AROUND to TRUMP with mouth opening. PISSING TRUMP.)

OMG, are you the president?

TRUMP

(Surprised, but still remain calm)

Yes, the very one.

                    TIM(Loud Voice)

(HAPPY FACE and hands spread out to TRUMP)

The last president of the USA, standing right in front of me! How lucky I am!

TRUMP clear his voice, and becomes angry, still pissing.

TIM close the zipper and takes out his mobile phone and turn his back to TRUMP.

TIM

(Smiling)

Let me take a selfie.

TIM left the toilet and posted it to twitter.

TRUMP getting really angry and goes out to the

STREET – DAY

TRUMP glances at the guards and nods at TIM, waving his hand in front of his neck.

GUARDS, serious faces, nodded.

HSS8120: The manifesto

I’ve created 6 manifestos now and I will continue to do it.

1.Everything is real and nothing is real.

2.What you see is what you think it would be, or what I make you believe it is.

3.I am good at making chaos.

4.Covering, repeating, that’s all the steps.

5.My words are meaningless, my works are worthless, but my thoughts are endless.

6.Black and white are the most two mundane colours but create the most abundant emotions.

HSS8120: Making some noise

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For me, this is the very new one. I have no idea how to create some music, but I’m going to make some noise for the project XD.