东南西北 refers to an origami game that I used to play when I was a kid.
This project is aiming at expressing a kind of nostalgia and share old happiness with my audience. During my further research, I found out that this origami game has some fortune-telling meaning in some Western cultures. Therefore, I created an interactive experience in which the audience can ask any question, and the origami will offer the answer. I was trying to rebuild my memory of those good old days with new ideas of interaction based on the combination of different cultures.
Stories behind the meteorite landings through out history
Meteorites are often considered to be mysterious. It takes thousands of years for a meteorite to travel through the space that we do not know much about and come to Earth.
We believe that a meteorite can bring us luck; we consider a meteorite as an omen. But the truth is that we are more likely to become Ann Hodges when encountering a meteorite, being so anxious because of getting a meteorite remain and becoming too famous due to the space rock. The additional meanings of a meteorite have added an emotional burden to us.
This kind of emotional burden caused by meteorites is now being used as a commercial opportunity by some shops. They labeled a rock as a meteorite remain and sell it at a high price, advertising by claiming that the rock can have special power and provide luck and happiness.
At the beginning of this project, I showed the objective process for a meteorite to come into being. Scientifically speaking, there is no evidence that meteorites possess any superhuman powers. I hope that you can know more about the actual formation of a meteorite, be aware of the commercial frauds that might take advantage of your misunderstanding, and appreciate more about the splendid natural phenomenon. They come from billions of years ago; they are the witnesses of the history of the universe.