Spring 2014

Imagined Body – Prosthetics for Expression

Imagined Body – Prosthetics for Expression

Imagined Body is a kinetic wearable piece. It enhances human’s ability in expressing one self by using body language. The piece utilizes mechanical technology and fashion construction to enhance human physical expression. The mechanics in this piece are tied with human body’s kinesthetic movements. The wearer activates the piece when he moves his arms naturally…

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Hope for Blue

Hope for Blue

About Hope for Blue Hope for Blue is an Air Quality Alarm for Your Family. Hope for Blue is a simple to set-up device that alerts your family to the air quality in Beijing through a simple color system. Hope for Blue is here to help families stay informed and safe from air pollution. Hardware…

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Domain Maps

In the beginning of this semester professor Anezka Sebek asked us about our domain and what we are mastered at. To understand ourselves better we created domain maps based on what we have learned in the past and what we have mastered at. Below is my maps of where I have been and what questions…

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Mini Thesis Development Over View

Mini Thesis Development Over View

What is the project about? To introduce this project to a broader audience, I have to introduce myself first. I am a very expressive person. I enjoy expressing myself through body languages. At the same time, I am not happy with what we have currently in ways to express ourselves. For example, the over simplified…

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Mini Thesis Work in Progress

Mini Thesis Work in Progress

Last week I have posted the first round of artist statement, prototype of the hand piece and the neck piece. This week I have tested the neck piece on a model and myself with the pulling system of using my arms moving forward to trigger the spikes to rise. Currently the base is made of…

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Mini Thesis – Prototype Round 1

Mini Thesis – Prototype Round 1

CHAPTER 1 CONCEPT STATEMENT “Why is it so hard to do nothing nowadays?” “Why do we need technology?” “Why do we love technology?” “Why do we feel safe with technology?” “Why do we feel inadequate without technology?” “Why do we feel weak?” I am aiming to create a series of wearables to describe our relationship…

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A Self Reflection 2

A Self Reflection 2

After reading Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together for the second time, I made a response piece about our relationship between our body and our digital gadgets, especially the iPhone. This is a sculpture that I created by casting a real person’s handing using an iPhone. Originally I intently to cast the whole upper body of a…

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A Self Reflection – Reading Response to Sherry Turkle

A Self Reflection – Reading Response to Sherry Turkle

The chapter, Necessary Conversations of the book Alone Together, 2012 by Sherry Turkle discusses the complex relationship between us and our current technology. She made an argument about how our disappointment in human imperfection results in our reliance over technology more than each other and how important it is to have self reflection in face…

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“I Wish I have”

“I Wish I have”

I always wish I have done a big drawing. A free of being beautiful, sophisticated large drawing. In the first class of major studio 2 (Parsons the New School), I have the opportunity to show what I am mastery at. I have thought about how even though my profession is graphic design, I have been…

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