When I uploaded a 3D scan of myself onto my instagram @madbunnykim several weeks ago, I received many comments of “Is that you?”, “It looks so much like you”, “It looks disturbingly real!” from friends who know me well IRL. Contemplating those feedback made me realize that I actually have the power to create an imaginary persona hosts in a body of my likeness.
Despite knowing that human relationships are highly unpredictable, I often find myself being involved in risky romantic situations. I am exhausted by modern day romance that does not comply with conventional relationship rules hence difficult to understand. However, I also realized that instead of spending time internalizing sadness, I can turn my “break up” experience into something powerful. I decided to start a ritual of my own where I create an art piece at the end of every challenging romantic relationships. It will act as a way of releasing my emotional turmoil to move on to a new beginning.
Tired of bending wires by hand? CNC wire benders aka automatic wire cutting and bending machines will make your wire sculptor dream come true.
As someone who didn’t grow up playing video games, it has been eye-opening learning about avatars in digital space. I really enjoyed reading the articles about LaTurbo Avedon and found her work strangely compelling.
As someone who shops online regularly, I began to notice the prominent growth of conscious and ethical fashion. We, the consumers, are always aware that our lives involve systems that we don’t fully understand yet it was only until recently that we started putting more effort into understanding how our essentials came into our home.
I really enjoyed Leigh Alexander’s short story. It was captivating and beautifully executed the dynamic relationship between human and technology.
For this week’s assignment, I imported my model into Unreal. After applying textures and adjusting physics, I began playing around with different animations. I have trouble applying the alternative physics to my avatar but will work on it this week.
The Sandra podcast reminded me of last class’ discussion on how to define a “conversation”.
This week I got to learn how to morph my 3D scanned body. It was a long process but very exciting seeing my avatar come into life.
Voice recognition technology is such an interesting tool for performance. I imagine using it to make a dating app inspired website where you find your “type” through voicing out keywords.