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  PRODUCTIVE INTERACTION: RESPONSIVE CAUSALITY / DIGITAL & PHYSICAL /
NASA JPL'S JUPITER FOG / KEY / WIND PIPE / NET CREATORS, NETWORK OF THINGS /
VISION-DRIVEN MEDIA: PATENT ISSUED # 10-2007-0011071 / KNOWLEDGE ARCHIVE /
MUSIC TRAVEL / BRANDING / SWISS DESIGN NETWORK CONFERENCE WORKSHOP /
SPATIAL COMMUNICATION: MICRO WORLD / TOP PLAN / DIGITAL BLUE / MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Top Plan

What does the noise of an architecture sound like? What happens if our surrounding structures become alive? What does an environment communicate? For this research, I have developed a series of projects that allow us to look into the possible interesting future environments. I approached the Top Plan project with a vision of creating a conceptual information system that could be perceived intuitively by using the sound of the actual space. Rather than developing a visually oriented map, I chose using dialogues of various countries and focused on generating an audible map. This map is language-oriented and enables the user to visualize the geographical information by audition. The point of this project is to show how dialogues of everyday life and the sounds of everyday objects become essential components of our surroundings and influence the way in which people occupy and behave in space. The languages that were used in this practice were German, French, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and English. The map reveals the happenings at the building of Art Center College of Design and shows an itinerary of people's previous journies through the campus.



Exploring Virtuality and Augmented Reality

The purpose of this project was to create augmented moving images that can be applied to a site. The project helped me understand a new approach toward communicative spatial design. I was genuinely impressed by the open source method of using markers to augment 3d images (FlarToolKit). Inspired by this tool, I conceptually sketched a spatial communication system that projects augmented reality in a physical environment. I have been collecting the open sources and have done 3d modeling. Then I converted the 3d modeling file into a format(md2) that was compatible to Papervision 3d and Flartoolkit. I also created a PAT file that is applied as the smart grid system. The computer would detect this grid mark and generate a three dimensional animation according to the viewer’s perspective. The image will then be projected on a computer screen through digital optical devices. I also learned that it is possible to make an augmented reality simulation by using excelerometer attached to a cam recorder. To create stories of a world where one can customize his or her own surroundings through the embedded technology, I have sketched out random ideas that could be possibly made by using code. The black and white motion collage is a simulated sketch that shows a collection of the user’s little journey of augmented reality.



A Visual Essay

After my explorations, I thought about augmenting information in an existing architectural setting. Based on my essay for a graduate class, "space as an instrument of collective memory," I designed a system where people can have access to information embedded in a building. The video represents the screen that displays the augmented information. The picture was taken in down town L.A. and I juxtaposed my 3D renderings of the writing on the photos.




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