Projects

Student projects shown below are organized in reverse chronological order with most recent projects shown first.

Reverse-chronological listing of DMI Archives

Whisker Organ

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Fall Installation

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The installation was inspired by my first experience of the beautiful, Bostonian fall. Driven by this experience, I have created the "Fall" installation in the Doran Gallery, MassArt, Boston.The "Fall" installation is composed of real leaves placed in a circle on the floor of the gallery. The leaves are shaped as a perfect circle, made out of two hues of leaves. At the middle of the circle, there are red leaves which are surrounded by yellow and brown leaves. The viewer can view, smell and touch the leaves.  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 »

"The Vicious GPS"

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The "vicious GPS" is a navigation app which guides the user to go around in circles, in a loop – where "The End is Where We Start From". This GPS is "infallible" device that always fails. It is misleading, deceptive, evil, and personal. During the journey the application reveals its evilness and persona. The user gives himself mentally and physically to the machine while it fails to deliver its innate purpose.  read more »

The Musical Solar System of Rick Rubin

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Rick Rubin is one of the most influential music producers of the last 30 years, having produced an expansive and diverse body of work. The Musical Solar System of Rick Rubin attempts to visualize his centrality in the history of contemporary popular music by making Rubin the “Sun” in a solar system that connects him with every song sampled on “Like This,” a song by Girl Talk, the ultimate mashup curator of pop music.  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 »

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 »

Memex & Facebook: Similar tools. Similar goals. Divergent paths.

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In comparing the features of Vannevar Bush’s mythical Memex and Mark Zuckerberg’s social network powerhouse Facebook, this paper highlights the similarities in each system’s lofty goals while pointing out differences in the paths taken to achieve them. Whereas both systems allow users to collect, consult, and share data, Bush’s focus is on introspection while Zuckerberg’s is on over sharing.  read more »

Chinatown

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Chinatown is a site-specific interactive narrative in Chinatown, Boston. The project uses QR codes to 'tag' stories told through videos that a participant can access using a camera on their phone to scan the individual codes. After a participant watches the video, they are prompted to record a video, sound or take photographs and create their own QR codes to leave in Chinatown for others to experience. The hope for this project was to create an ongoing interactive story of the people, places and food in Chinatown.  read more »

reMap

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This project explores the urban landscape through algorithmic walking and photography. Each participant (over thirty people) was asked to walk the following directions from any starting point in their city: 1) walk west 2) take your first right 3) take your first left 4) take your first right 5) stop. These were the only restrictions. A participant was then encouraged to take photographs at any point along their walk. Some of the cities covered were: Boston, Paris, Auckland, Santiago de Chile, and Tokyo.  read more »

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