The inspiration of this project stems from the concept of human-environment interaction. It is the experiment that converts human’s perception of light to embodied visual experience in two different ways, which invites participants to experience the mutual relationship between human and the environment. Meanwhile, this project is also conceived in terms of exploring human perception through mirror image to rethink immersion and embodiment, observation and interaction, partial and the whole through the form of digital art.
Human Environmental Interactions can be defined as interactions between the human social system and (the “rest” of) the ecosystem. Human social systems and ecosystems are complex adaptive systems (Marten, 2001).
Although digital media in the context of exploring human experience by technology, it could be a different way to establish a new perception through the interaction of human and environment based on the possibility by using digital technology. It has broader forms of exploring environmental needs instead of users’ needs in this field to address the issue, such as energy conservation (e.g. lighting, temperature and electronic energy etc.) in a space.
Lill, A and Gräber, S. (2006). Human Environmental Interactions. [Accessed 14 May, 2014]
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Talking about the idea of project, it is from the perception of interrelationship among things and events.
When we see a phenomenon, normally for most of us, we understand parts of the causes when it appears, but just like the tip of iceberg, some interconnection we could not know all of that immediately – what’s behind the phenomenon?
This is the original idea before I start doing the project.
As such kind of serious topic, I still believe that ‘less is more’. That is why I would like to use two boxes as the framework of virtual interface to imply that different action(put intersection points on the inside box) will emergence different phenomenon(appears different effects on the outside one).
The metaphor is that human being’s action is influenced on their thoughts and feelings, thus our mind exists regular thinking under changing situation and in a way confines ourselves to known areas. Sometimes the regular thinking more or less resembles a box.
I try to output the conception by interactive effect of sound and images from these two boxes. As the beginning, two virtual three-dimensional boxes as the initial models are made by Processing. I haven’t got some inspirations of the outside one at this moment, but keep learning the skills which can make thoughts output easier when I concept it deeply.
Demo of boxes
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After looking various digital artworks in couple of weeks, I have an idea that doing the further practice in tangible music interface. Honestly, I thought I wouldn’t go to attend the music module, but as the saying goes – what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts. It’s not bad. So, I try to find some connection to the modules, and what I am curious about in this part is how to make sounds reflect on images.
The further conception will focus on space. For this stage, I am planing to ask advice from Pro.John about making sounds via Pure Data and the possibility of setting audio on virtual three-dimensional model.
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