My current research is about Dreams from different perspectives. “Even Dreams Think” is 3D projection of animated poetry created with dreams that the users can share with the program, creating a Dream´s Collection. The text that is display is created by a program that decontextualize the written dreams that users share and change their order and sintaxis. Changing their meaning, but maintaining an atmosphere of what was originally written. These texts are display, through projection, in a wall, in a 3D program where the words are animated. They come and go, appears and disappears in space.
Spherescape is about mixing reality and fantasy, weaving between two hypothetical worlds in the blink of an eye in a floating lantern viewing pod. On November 8th, 2016, two diverging scenarios emerge as three young women celebrate on a rooftop. In one, they are a united force that strengthen one another as they brace themselves for a challenging future. In the other, they relish in an epic historic moment as the election of the first female president of the U.S. is announced. Spherescape is an exploration of the gap between traditional viewing experiences and emerging immersive formats, as well as between our memories and hopes.
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Many people failed to study yoga at home through watching Youtube videos and mobile apps, even with Xbox Kinect technology. All of this existing ways to self-learn yoga require users to focus on a screen instead of on body movement, which is against yoga’s philosophy – gaining inner strength.
YOGAR app is designed to let people study yoga in an augmented environment for the first time. It provides a true interaction in familiar space with a calming, spatial illusion.
When you feel like doing yoga at home, wear your Hololens and begin the session. You will see marks in space, hear audio instructions, and watch as relaxing videos guide you into the correct pose.
It will take a few years before the market for MR applications starts to take off. This tool can be a sneak peak of the future.
Our Project is an arcade game that aims to teach users about personal finance. It has 3 levels that can be played in the time span of 15mins. Users are given specific goals in each level. As they go through the game, the game presents them with real life and emergency scenarios. They have to manage their savings and debt by making the right choice. Hence, managing the two balloons that represent debt and savings.
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Sexism, harassment, abuse… They all have been historically regarded as personal issues, relegating them from the public discussion, and diverting attention of their status as sociopolitical systemic problems. We want to show what happens behind the doors (or windows, in this case), what women go through and how society as a whole contributes to the expansion of these issues.
Guided by the prompt “touch a window and use me to explore the stories behind” under a VR Cardboard, users select a window -lined with conductive fabric and wired with a capacitive sensor- which lights up the room showing the shadows of the characters inside. Then, the specific scene loads in the VR headset, so the users can immerse themselves in the daily experience the character goes through.
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Potential harassers will be flagged on Twitter based on certain search terms, like “heil hitler” and #1488 (a neo-nazi code word). Their info will be stored in a json file, and pulled up on a web application. Any users that are flagged as nazis will have their information Tweeted out by a bot so anyone who follows the bot will be notified and able to report the abuse.
This mirror reflects the you inside your mind. When you smile or make faces in front of it, you will see image inside your brain. Basically it tracks your face and draws a emoji-like picture of your face, just like a mirror. Play with it you can feel how subtle the reflection is. You can play it on you own laptop here:
Mine is a fun project.
It is an opportunity to see how you would look dressed up in traditional attire from a different country.
The idea is to have a person stand in front of the computer camera, have their picture taken, then make an outfit selection from countries from around the world. There is an option for gender, where your picture is dressed up in female or male outfit.
Right now, my project is almost complete with only the background and picture size needing adjustments for proper fitting.
I also hope to create a way to save the images for future use.
I think it is a great way to find out more about different cultures and hopefully, identify with them even only for a moment.
Wikibabel is an alternate universe closely resembling our own. It is generated using machine learning with a recursive neural network (RNN) that is trained on a data dump of the Wikipedia corpus.
Wikibabel an online platform that is aesthetically similar to the Wikipedia we know, but instead contains the footprint of a vaguely familiar universe with its own geography, political systems, celebrities and cultural events. Is that uncertain familiarity due to the excitement of discovering the lives of new people, or because despite reshuffling the deck, the biases and shortcomings of our civilization are cast in a new light?