[HSS 8121] – Creative Entrepreneurship Project Report

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9th, 2016 by Yue Wang

In this creative entrepreneurship project report, have three sections was reported. Firstly, this report will focus on introduce my “LATES” events project and activities design for “In Your Face” exhibition include description my work, detail for the events design, picture analysis and events themes choosing. Secondly, thinking about the course knowledge link with my research proposal discuss how I used research method on my design. Finally, is a technical rider for what I need in the exhibition maybe prepare from National Media Museum and a biography of myself positioning my practice.

In Your Face: “LATES” events activities design

As the exhibition messages mentioned that we should present engaging projects of LATES evening events connecting adult audiences and following four exhibition themes: reading faces, changing faces, beautiful faces, and choosing faces. Explore how human and machines interpret different faces and facial expressions, why people change their faces, how people analysis their perception of beauty and why people represented their face as portraits. The projects I want to presented is my work “Half water, half fire”, it is a photography project, link with this project have two audiences interact activities design.

Photography project “Half water, half fire” is a series photos that focus on explore human emotion, photography colours change, and contrast vision (Fig 1 and 2).

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In this project, the mainly colours are red and blue in one photo’s two layer, it is seems to be one photo have two portraits display. When we look at it use red card, will see the blue layer for the photo. Instead, when we use blue card would be see the red layer for the photo. Each layer in photo is different facial expression with different emotion from model. This processing for the visitor, possible is a method to choosing face and changing face, because when user decide to use which card will decide what face image and model emotion will be shown. If they don’t use the colour card see it will have a confusing and contrast vision, but I think audience still can feeling the model’s mood and strong visual impact.

Because this is a past time project for me, in order to make it suitable for the LATES evening events I have three pieces of development for the project based on my research proposal. One part of development is in the exhibition, this series of photos might be focus on portrait’s part of face, not shown the half-length portrait. This might meaning model’s facial expression and face will be more clearly and directly. One development is I will shot some new photography in same style not only have six basic facial expression emotion (happiness, sadness, surprise, anger, disgust, fear) with portrait, but also have more kind of facial expression such as crazy, indifference, confused and nervous. Another part of development is set three pairs of contrast colours, original pair of colour is red and blue, added two pairs of contrast colour is yellow/purple and green/orange. Visitor will have more experience from different pair of contrast colours and facial expressions, moreover, when they join follow-up activities will have more way to choosing in their own photo.

In the exhibition events, my plan is have a independent space to show the photography and running the activities. For example, following figure 3, photography have two ways to display: one way is use projector show at wall (number 1 area in the figure 3), another way is use large-screen (number 2 area in the figure). Those two screen will connect with computer scrolling play different images, the large-screen will also use to following activities, when audiences take same style face photos they can choosing their face scrolling play at large-screen if they want.

Activity plan A is virtual face photo shot, in the exhibition events I will prepare two cameras for audiences, one is digital camera connect with computer, audiences would be join the activity and choosing different “Half water, half fire ” filter style (red/blue, yellow/purple, green/orange) to take face photo, in this part of section, audiences required to do different facial expressions, preferably do two contrast face expressions, for example, one is looks like really vitality, another one is tired. In our common sense, vitality always presented use green, but I will suggest continue use contradictory method to show, such as matching tired facial expressions to green. This approach maybe make face vision effect more strong, enhance audience’s experience. Because every element part of this design is contrast and people can changing it.  After photo shot, audiences can choosing the photos show at the events, scrolling play at large-screen.

Activity plan B is real face photo shot, another camera I prepare for audiences is Polaroid camera (number 4 area in figure 3), and support different colour card(red/blue, yellow/purple, green/orange). People who join the activity would take face photos and get it immediately, when they get paper photos, they can use colour card try to look at different kind of face and find themself completely different side. For example like figure 4 and 5. It will become strong feeling experience for audience. If they want to put the paper photos show at events will have a part of stage (number 3 area in figure 3).

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Based on the project and activity design, I think the exhibition themes which I can be explore is Changing Faces and Choosing Faces. During the activities, audience will continue make decision on change their faces or choosing face, even the activities plan without make-up, but when people use the colour card or choosing “ Half water, half fire” style filters to show their faces, multiple emotion experience still in their mind.

 

Analysis the project with the Module knowledge

Before I developed change the photography project “Half water, half fire” suitable for this exhibition events, I have do some research of the interrelationship between facial expression, emotion and colours. Because of some questions I cannot found answers in my research proposal, I want to found it in this changed project, such as I need collect data from different audience’s reactivity, feeling and photos use the research method Video analysis. Record the processing at events, take data transcriptions, look for phenomena of interest, and qualitative, interpretative analysis audience’s perceptions, actions, opinions and attitudes.

Moreover, I would to be a participant at activity and observe the people’s action, emotion and behavior in the processing use the research method Ethnography. Such as

Watching their color choices, listening to their exclamation when their face completely different shown and asking their feeling about the different opposite factors repeated combination of this design.

The reason for I add new pair of colors to this project is I want to find more variable factor in the activity, as my research proposal mentioned, multiple facial expressions, emotion and colour combine in one section, opposite elements (contrast colours, contrast facial expressions, contrast emotion) continue crash throughout in the design and activities, what audience want to say? How about their reaction? Why they take different choice for each opposite element? Maybe some questions I cannot answer but I might certain that visitor can get enjoyable experience.

Project and activities design technical rider

1. A bout 20 square meters space use for running activities and show the photography project.

2. Technical: large-screen and projector use for display photography project and showing audience’s activity photo.

3. Two cameras. One digital camera use for take virtual photo transfer by computer and display at large-screen (digital camera maybe I can prepare by myself). One Polaroid camera and photographic paper use for audiences take photos.

4. Five basic light and three photographic light use for make a little photographic studio light for audiences take face photos have better effect.

5. Five meter with four gang power strip more than three.

6. Two mini table and some cushion

 

A biography of my position

My project “Half water, half fire” focus on face photography and describe within colours and facial express emotion, it is might be a good way to shown the exhibition subject “Face”, two related activities design interacted with visitor focus on two exhibition themes: Changing Faces and Choosing faces. Playing with take photos, thinking with face change, choosing with inside subliminal, and feeling with opposite self, hope the project can make audiences get enjoyable experience.

[DMS 8013] Assessment document (Tide code)

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13th, 2016 by Yue Wang

For the project, before I changed some detail, DHT11 basic code from Arduino library:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/386

The Processing classic code learning at Jeremy Blum’s tutorial:

http://www.jeremyblum.com/2011/02/13/arduino-tutorial-7-i2c-and-processing/comment-page-1/

Here is final Arduino code: 

#include <dht11.h>

dht11 DHT11;

#define DHT11PIN 2

void setup()
{
Serial.begin(9600);

}

void loop()
{

int chk = DHT11.read(DHT11PIN);

Serial.print((float)DHT11.humidity, 2);
Serial.print(“,”);

Serial.print((float)DHT11.temperature, 2);
Serial.print(“,”);

Serial.print(Fahrenheit(DHT11.temperature), 2);
Serial.print(“,”);

Serial.print(Kelvin(DHT11.temperature), 2);
Serial.print(“,”);

Serial.print(dewPoint(DHT11.temperature, DHT11.humidity));
Serial.print(“,”);

Serial.print(dewPointFast(DHT11.temperature, DHT11.humidity));
Serial.println(dewPointFast(DHT11.temperature, DHT11.humidity));

delay(1000);
}

double Fahrenheit(double celsius)
{
return 1.8 * celsius + 32;
}

 
double Kelvin(double celsius)
{
return celsius + 273.15;
}
double dewPoint(double celsius, double humidity)
{

double RATIO = 373.15 / (273.15 + celsius);
double RHS = -7.90298 * (RATIO – 1);
RHS += 5.02808 * log10(RATIO);
RHS += -1.3816e-7 * (pow(10, (11.344 * (1 – 1/RATIO ))) – 1) ;
RHS += 8.1328e-3 * (pow(10, (-3.49149 * (RATIO – 1))) – 1) ;
RHS += log10(1013.246);

 

double T = log(VP/0.61078); // temp var
return (241.88 * T) / (17.558 – T);
}

double dewPointFast(double celsius, double humidity)
{
double a = 17.271;
double b = 237.7;
double temp = (a * celsius) / (b + celsius) + log(humidity*0.01);
double Td = (b * temp) / (a – temp);
return Td;
}

Final Processing code:

import processing.serial.*;

Serial port;

String temp_c = “Lets go!”;
String temp_f = “”;
String data = “”;
int index = 0;
PFont font;

int rad = 50;
float xpos, ypos;

float xspeed = 3.8;
float yspeed = 3.2;

int xdirection = 1;
int ydirection = 1;
void setup()
{

size (500,500);
println(Serial.list());
port = new Serial(this, Serial.list()[0], 9600);
port.bufferUntil(‘.’);
font = loadFont(“AgencyFB-Bold-200.vlw”);
textFont(font,155);

noStroke();
frameRate(50);
ellipseMode(RADIUS);
xpos = width/2;
ypos = height/2;
}
void draw()
{
background(0,0,0);

fill(173,255,47);
text(temp_c,70,175);
fill(255,105,180);
text(temp_f,70,370);

xpos = xpos + ( xspeed * xdirection );
ypos = ypos + ( yspeed * ydirection );

if (xpos > width-rad || xpos < rad) {
xdirection *= -1;
}
if (ypos > height-rad || ypos < rad) {
ydirection *= -1;
}

ellipse(xpos, ypos, rad, rad);

}
void serialEvent(Serial port)
{
data = port.readStringUntil(‘\n’);
println(data);
if(data!=null){
temp_c = data;

String[]values;
values = splitTokens(data,”,”);
temp_c = values[1];
temp_f = values[2];
}

}

 

[DMS 8013] Assessment document (in progress images and video)

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13th, 2016 by Yue Wang

 

 

 

 

For this porject, I use DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor to measures the environment temperature and humidity data transfer by Arduino, then use Processing to show the data.

Here is DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor:
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Here is Arduino connect and data display:3 6

And this part of is Processing display: 7 8In progress, I take 3 videos to record the ongoing work, first one is Arduino link and code display: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bgTY-EiHjg

Second one is first time display on Processing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta2WlDAR8to

And then is after my developed, final display on Processing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbrU2x3pSg0

 

[DMS 8013] – Arduino and Touch sensor play

Posted in Uncategorized on May 7th, 2016 by Yue Wang

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This is Arduino touch sensor, I try to make it work.

The touch sensor used Capacitive Sensing Library by Paul Badger

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The showing video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpgqqP-0mlg

But the problem is the light not working…the online tutorial about touch sensor always have a light, but the connection with light and touch sensor dosen’t clear. Even the arduino screen show the touch sensor already work and the data changed but I should continue try to make the light work.

[HSS 8121] – Ethnography

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5th, 2016 by Yue Wang

‘Ethnography’ was first time HSS8121-Enterprise and Research Methods class topic, It’s talk about Naturally occurring settings, ordinary activities, social meanings, menmber categories, multiple data sources, coding, and qualitative interpretative analysis etc.

But the deep impression on me is Professor John ask our to do a group activity, thinking  ideas for a public art work, it set on Northumblum street, each group have 2-3 members and 1 hour to prepare on Northumblum street. My partner Mia Wang and Daniel Parry.

In this hour, we have sufficient discuss and improve each other’s idea, take some sketches.

For example:

Our first idea for this public art work is Band stand. Support table, micophone, chair and amplifier sound etc. It is not only a art work, but also can let  buskers have a good place to take perform whatever rainy day or windy day. If lots buskers in the stand, maybe will have a funny mix.

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Second idea is Chair map, as the picture, use street original floor light and chair make a big map in the street, every chair can be set little screen link with app to introduce the Newcastle landmarkes and guide.

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Third idea is two Big trees seperate from street beginning and endding, hanging lots of bags and umbrella. As we know the Northumberland street is a shopping street, if some one forget their bag they can get a bag at the beginning Big tree and return the bag for at the street end, same way for umbrella.

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Anyway, really interesting class.

Share a cute sketch from Daniel, LOL:

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[DMS 8013] – Hack Day work.

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5th, 2016 by Yue Wang

This project made with Sean, and fixed by Tom.

The books data from Newcastle City Council website.

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We used Processing and Arduino together to show the books data from 1500-2016, I made the Processing code and Sean produced the data link with Arduino code and touch part. When you touch the button you can see the Newcastle published books data from 1500-2016 and select the data displaying by year.

This is first time processing code:

Table table;
PFont font;
int arduinoNum = 1593;
void setup() {

font = createFont(“Calibri-Bold-40.vlw”,25);
textFont(font);

fill(0);
size (1200,580);
background(198);

table = loadTable(“data.csv”, “header”);

 

println(table.getRowCount() + ” total rows in table”);
///how do we match a number from the arduino to a row / date?

int arduinoNum = 2001;

for (TableRow row : table.rows()) {

int id = row.getInt(“publ_y”);
// String species = row.getString(“species”);
// String name = row.getString(“name”);
if (arduinoNum==id) {
String year = row.getString(“publ_y”);
String author = row.getString(“author”);
String title = row.getString(“title”);
println(“found it !”, id, author, title);
}
// println(name + ” (” + species + “) has an ID of ” + id);
}
}
void draw() {
background(255);
int i=2;

for (TableRow row : table.rows()) {
int id = row.getInt(“publ_y”);
// String species = row.getString(“species”);
// String name = row.getString(“name”);
if (arduinoNum==id) {
String year = row.getString(“publ_y”);
String author = row.getString(“author”);
String title = row.getString(“title”);
println(“found it !”, id, author, title);
text(author,20,i*40);
text(title,width/2,i*40);
i++;
}

}
//make the arduino value increase over time
arduinoNum++;
}

The showing video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inTwCGj0PRE

 

After the discuss, Tom fix the code and make it smoothly.

This is Tom fixed code:

Table table;
PFont font;
int arduinoNum = 0;

int numYears = 2016-1500;
DataPoint [] points;
void setup() {

font = createFont(“Calibri-Bold-40.vlw”, 25);
textFont(font);

fill(0);
size (1200, 580);
background(198);
points = new DataPoint [numYears];

for (int i=0; i<numYears; i++) {
points [i] = new DataPoint(i);
}
table = loadTable(“data.csv”, “header”);

for (int i=0; i<numYears; i++) {
int year = int(table.getRow(i).getString(“publ_y”));
String author = table.getRow(i).getString(“author”);
String title = table.getRow(i).getString(“title”);

///update the appropriate point
points[year-1500].authors.add(author);
points[year-1500].titles.add(title);
}
println(table.getRowCount() + ” total rows in table”);
///how do we match a number from the arduino to a row / date?
}
void draw() {
background(255);
int verticleSpacing = 48;
//
if (arduinoNum>=0 && arduinoNum<points.length) {
DataPoint thisPoint = points[arduinoNum];
int date = thisPoint.date;
for (int i=0; i<thisPoint.titles.size(); i++) {
String title = (String) thisPoint.titles.get(i);
String author = (String) thisPoint.authors.get(i);
text(title+” “+author+” “+str(date), 10, verticleSpacing+(i*verticleSpacing));
}
}
arduinoNum++;
println(arduinoNum);
if (arduinoNum>=numYears) {
println(“restart”);
arduinoNum=0;
}
}

And the showing video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSubZtci8xg

Great experience from this HACK Day! Feel the strong team work and learning new staff!

 

 

[HSS8120 Assessment creative project]-Zooming and scraping on the road

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15th, 2016 by Yue Wang

The name of this project because of when the code action,

in the window space turning like a scrape of the view,

 the materials of this project are video shootings,

I took more than ten videos all of them visual are driving on the road.

 Such as raining road, mountain path, tunnel, night road and so on,

I try my best to take the different road conditions and walk through the various road sections to record the feeling on the road.

Then cut pictures from video use Photoshop to edit them,

choose every video’s five pictures add into processing programme.

Driving view will fast forward and because of fractals code regular change shape running,

the visual become lots of new visuals every second.

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  • Code:
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