Interesting arduino workshop! Instead of sitting and learning in the classroom, we finally have the chance to do some hands on work and step out of the class. The mission is encoding a message, then sending it to the next team, of course, the decoding part will be also handed to the next team. The message will be finally passed to reception desk of the front gate.
The text is questioning whether nowadays speculative design fulfils its commitment of critique, and from the author’s view, he also highlights the issues needed the field’s attention.
Georg throws a workshop for us to get start with speculative design, it is quite fun to get involved. The whole workshop makes me feel like become a new god of the new world, and be busy with creating new principles to make it run. What if this, what if that, what is going to happen then, what kind of domains will be affected, what kind of issues will be changed… Thinking of so many possibilities, we also need to think about the reason why, to make it logical, to make it viable.
It is so great to have two-day filming workshop with Joseph Popper. I learn things about generating ideas, pre-filming preparation and post editing. The whole process is quite intense, but also enjoyable and challenging.
I stepped in the elevator, hearing someone said forward, forward, forward… I turned my head back, seeing someone slowly walked into the elevator with his guide dog. The dog is a little bit anxious, so that his master kept telling him to move forward, it was like, the guide dog is not quite sure about how much more he should step in, so he turned back to his master for the next signal. All people noticed this little creature, and tried making more space for him. However, people outside the elevator were confused about the empty space and wondered why the blind person did not walk in.
The visit to V&A Blythed house
After visiting the V&A Blythed house, my teammate and I decide to choose a Katherine Nash’s artefact, which belongs o the computer art archive. The piece looks like something created by random code, similar to ASCII culture, and the shape could be easily identified as a flower.
Notion of the “Newtonian Science” can be summed up to “clockwork universe”. Antecedents like Galileo, Copernicus, Descartes, Bacon and Newton share the same mechanistic view, based on which they also develop their own theory(or give influential views), at the same time leading a way to the more complete physics working system. As the definition of “clockwork universe” says, In the history of science, the clockwork universe compares the universe to a mechanical clock. It continues ticking along, as a perfect machine, with its gears governed by the laws of physics, making every aspect of the machine predictable.(wikipedia)
Well, my first post is about the first small project named “Project Rafia”.