Fragrant Discourse

An interactive installation that visualizes public perception of topics within Twitter.

Kennedy Cambra-Cho

https://youtu.be/cBOja-sFcrs

Description

Fragrant Discourse is an interactive installation that proposes an alternate method of experiencing data analyses; it presents a possible future where an amplification of senses and perception related to big data analyses and the way that communication networks enable a planetary consciousness. Through tools such as node-red and the Arduino Yun, Fragrant Discourse presents a method in which users can build new interpretive languages of public forum sentiment through visual and olfactory senses.

User speech input is used to search Twitter for tweets regarding the term or phrase topic. Inside node-red, I am able to analyze the Twitter information and display the sentiment and emotion analysis via LEDs and scent diffusers.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Extended Perception
Art

CoronaHack

A speculative wearable design that integrates temperature-detection and real-time geolocation tracking systems.

Zeping Fei

https://youtu.be/RLNpwWdvN1M

Description

CoronaHack is an augmented vision system that integrates a speculative cyberpunk wearable design and a real-time geolocation data system. It allows users to perceive a thermal imaging environment and extract temperature information from human subjects. When one’s temperature is detected as abnormal, CoronaHack will trigger warnings and log the person’s temperature and geolocation data to a cloud service. Data is visualized in real-time on a virtual map that is accessible from any device. The system has a decentralized and open architecture, so that it contributes to citizen science and data spaces designed for the greater good.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Extended Perception
Wearables

TURS

The Ultraviolet Respiration System

Zehua Wang

https://youtu.be/Z9AGKCLCHhQ

Description

The Ultraviolet Respiration System (TURS) is a human body extension that receives, processes, and reacts to ultraviolet light radiation. TURS extends our perception of the unseen light by encoding technology into the body. It explores posthumanism with a practical implementation that reimagines the integration of machines into the functions of the flesh.

TURS is designed as a soft robotic system that includes a receiver attached at the user's back and an actuator attached at the arm. The receiver constantly collects the UV intensity, sends the data to the cloud for data processing, and stores the data in the database. The actuator, a soft robotic arm, subscribes to the database and reacts to the data. The soft robotic arm can be inflated and deflated, creating an effect of a breathing skin. The change of the respire rate is a representation of the change of the ultraviolet intensity and the ultraviolet dose.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
INTM-SHU.138.1
Extended Perception
Art,Wearables