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.
I have 3D scanned my bust for a VR project I was working on last year and was really excited about this week’s assignment which gave me a great opportunity to scan my whole body.
I have developed an interest in exploring modern romance via my art practice over the past year. After listening to Helpful Mom Voices, I was intrigued by the idea of seeing voice as the breath of souls that can elevate a creature to a higher order or being. I wondered how building relationships with strangers can be alternated if voice technology were incorporated in dating apps. Strange Connection is a prototype of my interpretation (a work in progress).
This week’s self portrait assignment asked us to create self portraits with two avatar creation systems – one with Adobe Fuse and the other with our own choice which I decided to go with Bitmoji.
Erin and I decided to expand our first meditation project SOMATAROT for final. We turned the project into an immersive installation.
~Inside the SOMATAROT experience, you process your reading through the embodied oracle dance guided by mysterious holographic sybils.
Wallace’s notes touched upon the notion of intellectual property which reminded me of Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket” controversy from the Whitney Biennial last year.