Patricia Adler | ITP Blog
With the intention of bringing awareness to the unseen effects of language, I created a physical device that responds to the mood of emails. After several form factor iterations, I decided to go with quite a literal shape of a plant – taking inspiration from the movie ‘E.T.’, whereby a potted plant would mirror E.T.’s [...]
As my final project, for this class, I am looking to make a kinetic sculpture that reflects the current ‘mood’ of the ITP email list. By running the live feed from the emails, being sent by ITP students, through metrics – such as the number of positive vs negative words being used, and the originality [...]
At the core of my research is the subjectivity of experience – looking at whether there is is an objective reality at all, how perception and context shape our experience, and ultimately whether there is a bigger system that strings everything together beyond the causal reality we perceive.
My investigation started with the quantum theory, looking [...]
Following on from last week, we were interested in further exploring how our use of language is a reflection of our inner state – both cognitively and emotionally.
Our paradigm for the emotional state is again the amount of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ words being. Whilst we chose to determine the cognitive state by the originality of [...]
I believe that our state of mind influences the world around us – or at least our experience thereof. The old saying of “looking at the world through rose coloured glasses” expresses this really well, and absolutely holds true – we’ve all experienced it, when your spirit is lifted, things tend to go well and [...]
I teamed up with Patrick Hebron, to create a wearable device that will help give further insights into your inner workings, as you conduct your day.
Our process started by looking at how well/badly we perform in extreme situations. For example, I am scared of heights so how would I perform at solving a mathematical problem [...]
The question I am keen to answer, is how aware am I of my physical reaction to an intellectual stimulus?
In order to explore the (in)congruencies, between my idea of how my body responds to (non-tactile) external stimulus, and what is actually happening – I hooked myself up to some gsr (galvanic skin reading) sensors, and also [...]
As we know, and discussed last week, we in ourselves will probably never be able to perceive our reality objectively. Be it on a sensory or cognitive level, we will always be observing from our vantage point, via our filters. With this in mind, I think it is in our interest to gain the best [...]
The human body , and nature as a whole, is an incredible system from which we continuously draw inspiration – in the sciences, art, and technology. With us being part of it, we will probably never be able to gain the necessary vantage point to be able to comprehend the complex make-up or indeed purpose [...]