communication

MEMENTO-VISION™: Re-imagining a Conversation

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The penultimate scene in the film “Memento” (Christopher Nolan, 1999), featuring Leonard Shelby (Guy Pierce) and Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) is presented in a Black Box Theatre, on two screens. These screens, facing each other, will represent Leonard and Teddy, respectively, with each character’s audio dialogue split and playing from behind each screen.  read more »

Auto-Tune: Altering The Musical Landscape

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Jeff Bartell and Zach Kaiser collaborated on this project.

The goal of our project was to research the musical and cultural implications of the recording software plug-in, Auto-Tune; a relatively new tool has taken the musical world by storm over the past 12 years. Our research highlights, and seeks to present the qualitatively new phenomena that have been created by its ubiquitous use in music and Internet culture.  read more »

Dynamic Range Insanity: The Effect of Digitalization on The Art of (Popular) Music Recording (Briefly)

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A presentation detailing how popular music recording has been uniquely effected by the use of digital recording devices and practices, and the digital phenomena that is a direct result of these devices and practices.

Analog Vs. Digital:  read more »

Smart Intermediaries

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Abstract:
“When media progresses, at the same time, design progresses as well.” -Kenya Hara

Industrial design adapts to new technologies such as computers, GPS, and the Internet. These interactive media provides more open-ended opportunities for creative communication between users and products in a larger system with a number of different products.  read more »

LightOn

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LightOn is a project to explore new form of interpersonal communication over distance through lamps and light. The concept prototype is a pair of network-connected lamps and triggers located in different places. When one person turns the light on, the lamp in another side will also light on. Light is employed to create the illusion that people, separated by distance, are connected. It provides a subtle and peripheral way of communication for people in different places.  read more »

Digital Cartography

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Andrew Ellis and Alexander Wang collaborated on this project.

Digital Cartography is a short documentary film on the transition of maps into their digital form. In this film we speak with programmer and mapmaker Jeffrey Warren from the MIT Media Lab and Dietmar Offenhuber from SENSEable City Lab at MIT. We explore the cultural, economic and technical aspects of mapmaking and how they affect the way we communicate with one another.  read more »

Insight

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The "Insight" project is a world map presentation which is composed of people's points of view from all around the world. Along with the user's city information, the platform presents two photos by each user: 1. A picture of the view from his/her window (the exterior). 2. The view of the inside of the room (the interior). The two photos are a chance for a more personal, individual output of our world today. While in social networks the users are limited to their own friends' data, here they have the chance to discover and explore different people, places and cultures.  read more »

postscript: Writing in the Late Age of Print

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My thesis is an exploration in new digital writing and mark-making environments. Looking at physical surfaces such as bathroom walls and their virtual counterparts like Instant Messaging and Text Messaging, my work straddles two worlds: The virtual and the physical. By conducting a series of experiments studying written forms, multimedia environments, and collaborative writing surfaces, I will expand our definition of the writing space and uncover new methods of communicating.  read more »

Bathroom Writing Database

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Bathroom Writing, an interactive anthology of inscriptions found in restrooms, is a virtual bathroom wall where visitors search posts through various filtering systems. Each post on the wall is cataloged through a variety of keywords, such as sex, writing implement, color, and theme. Information is then hidden and revealed based on decisions made by the visitor.  read more »

Intimacy in Digital Communication

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Leaving my home, my country, a comfortable womb, I start a new communication journey. I’m the person who loves to express myself well. I love to build up relationships with people by talking to them. Having intimate relationships with good friends makes me feel comfortable and happy. As a foreign student in United States, communicating in second language and keeping in touch with friends in Taiwan brought challenges to me in building up and maintaining relationships.  read more »

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