Thesis Semester1 Final Presentation

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Phenomenology & Digital Media Final presentation with feedback of my thesis project thus far.

Text of Thesis Semester1 Final Presentation

  • PHENOMENOLOGYIN DIGITAL MEDIAPHILIP ANDREW MCCAUSLAND

    BFA DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

  • HOW IS THE IDEA OF SUBJECTIVE PHENOMENA BEING AFFECTED BY TECHNOLOGY TODAY, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MERGING VIRTUAL AND REAL (WHAT IS REAL, WHAT IS TRUTH)?

  • screencap from a demo video for Data Cloud, by LUST

    screencap from Carbon, by Tabor Robak

    Datamatics, by Ryoji Ikeda

    Liquid Sound Collision, by Eva Schindling

  • THIS IS A SPECULATIVE SCENARIO CONCERNING THOSE WHO FEEL THAT WE MAY BE MOVING INTO AN ERA WHERE TECHNOLOGY WILL HAVE US RE-ASSESS OUR NOTIONS OF REALITY AND TRUTH..

  • http://dataform.tumblr.com/post/37707191545/prototype1

  • OBJECTIVES TO BE MET:

    CREATE A 3D VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

    CREATE A SENSORY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENT AND A REAL SPACE

    ENVIRONMENT WILL TAKE SHAPE BASED ON DATA GATHERED BY IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS

    (AND MAYBE FROM A WEB/NETWORK-BASED SOURCE AS WELL?)

    TOOLS TO BE LEARNED / USED:

    UNITY3D

    PHYSICAL COMPUTING

    PROJECTION

    EXTERNAL DATA SOURCE CONNECTION

  • FEEDBACK:

    I received a lot of helpful feedback following my presen-tation. That which I found most useful:

    I should think about this transition from the physical to the virtual from a historical standpoint. I should look at past transitions/technological evolutions of this nature

    and use that to make a more accurate scenario regarding the present and the future.

    It was suggested that I look at the work of video artist Nam June Paik. His work seems very relevant for me because of the way he creates installations with multi-

    media.

    Something that occured to me after all of this feedback was that I should go back to thinking about surveying

    people to validate that these feelings and ideas about the state of technology that I wish to explore arent entirely

    subjective.