FMP

Realistically speaking

Posted on: March 9, 2010

With the presentation on Thursday the research so far has added some substance, and strong influence with the floor projection. Though I still find Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen’s ‘Light Brix’ a genius way of multitasking the use of the light brixs as well as making it interactive. Only realisation, is that the execution needs someone that has a background in programming, something I would need allot of time to learn which is not realistically possible. To work my way round this I could have done an illustrated version through after effects and manipulate video footage with graphics to get the ideas across but for 6 weeks? Earlier I commented on creating a preview website (in a working website) to illustrate how future websites would work with new screen technology. That sounds more tangile and more fun to create.

Why?

  • c++ programming and java, seems unattainable seeing people have done some awesome stuff with years of experience: Mehmet Akten.

To refocus:

  • Theme: Social Networking.
  • Medium: website presentation.
  • Look at the examples and take elements that are good, and make it my own.
  1. Who-Fu=playful with webcams, linking people to work together to make a whole piece. Multiple users.
  2. Aram Bartholl=hand held speech bubble.
  3. Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen/Light Brix=Man machine interaction with alternative sensors, multi-tasking design.
  4. Obscura Digital/Cuelight=interactive objects.
  5. Floor projections=realitime interaction with simple graphics.
  6. Todd Vanderlin/Flow=AI behaviour and interaction with analogue objects.
  7. MK12 and Schematic=interactive design.

Also the whole bulk of social networking helped to distinguish what makes social networking successful (comparison between Twitter and Facebook).

People want to interact with digital devices/installations whether to gain some enjoyment from their own curiosity or other people’s (participants)  reaction. Adverts attract people through humour  and ‘slice of life’ situations, and sculptures present to viewers the scale of physical size, and reflective statements. Looking at how Beth Kanter laid out the foundations of how social networking works I can draw out what theme I want to base my presentation on future web pages to give it a focus, and examples of what options (control) the user has over their interest, profiles, contacts, communication, presentation, etc.

For the theme I’ve decided on music networking for users, and artists. For the next 6 weeks I plan to generate, networking the layout of web page types (account settings, home page, chat page, , designs for the illustrated web pages, and videos showing how the user can use the website (close up of web page, and demonstrated physical use of the web pages, utilising newer screen technology-touch screen, and motion tracking. I think the challenge here is navigation on the real website, and also the future web pages, making the illustrated videos clear and interesting and relevant to the subject (music networking-showing what the website offers).

As far as I know the presentation needs to show what I’ve found out, and what I’m GOING to do.

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