Human Enhancement _ Eunyoung , Rhodes , Yoonjo
enhanced ability _ bioluminescence / speechless expression
inspired_ by Jellyfish!!
Speaking words does not always deliver what you think or your true emotions. At the same time, you want people to catch your mind even when you are not saying it verbally especially if you are not feeling safe.
Animals don’t speak but they have natural self defense mechanisms which trigger when threatened. For example the jellyfish glows itself when they are threatened or attacked by predators. Many other animals have similar mechanism to ward off unwanted guests . Humans due to their sedentary life styles have lost or do not pose this sort of defense mechanism.
We want to make blatant clothes that help people ward off danger. almost like a billboard for what someone is feeling whether danger or nervousness.
What does other dress do ? taking from nature especially luminescent creatures. the skirt in our prototype is triggered by a push button, when you are nervous or agitated you tape the push button and the skirt blinks the leds embedded in the skirt, alternatively if you hold down on the button for more than 10secs the leds go crazy like a police car light.
sensor_push button switch
Logic / Physical Reaction_
First, put the sensor_push button switch on your finger and using switch statement, we can express different color variations. The switch statement allows you to choose values of a variable.
Switch case 0 == switch statement 0n < 1 sec
RGB LED value – (255 , 255 , 255) just white light comes out
Switch case 1 == switch statement 0n > 1 sec && switch statement 0n < 3 sec
RGB LED value – (255 , 255 , 255) && Blink blinking white lights
Switch case 2 == switch statement 0n > 3 sec
RGB LED value – (255 ,0 , 0) && (0 , 0 , 255) red & blue lights switch over like a siren
I adopted horse as my animal.
The goal of this project is to make two separate, but relating pieces to make a whole piece.
Viewers can see a short video of a racing horse projected at the back of the horse. The video is about a horse who made a very intimate relationship with his jockey. When the horse broke his leg during the race, he went to the jockey as if the horse was taking care of human. Usually breaking legs is fatal to a horse as they need to support the heavy body with their legs, and it brings tremendous pain for horses.
But this story is emotionally touching that the amial seems to care his jockey. In that way, I think it can be subjective.
Horses see the world with gray to yellowish colors. But we do not know what they ‘really’ see or perceive what they see through their eyes. In this piece, I tried to express that in an ambiguous way it is made.