A film by Sapphire Goss and Caroline Yan Zheng This work explores possible human-machine relationships as emotionally intelligent machines blur the boundaries of the living, the ornamental and the companion. It consists of wearable artefacts responsive to bio-sensing and touch by interaction designer Caroline Yang […]
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The project is in collaboration with RCA knitwear designer Katharina Dubbick. We embedded special Shape Memory Alloy into knitwear designed by Katharina to create “artificial muscles”. The end of the wire is connected to tiny electricity provider, when turned on, the “artificial muscles” bent or […]
Kinetic spatial installation adaptive to human emotion cues This spatial installation displays five behaviors. Connected to a facial recognition software it reads faces in front of the installation and analyze the human emotions detected. Through data analysis, the installation ‘learns’ which of its behavior […]
“Extimacy” it’s the term coined by coined by Lacan in 1960, refers to externalise the ‘Thing’ that ‘constitutes the subject’s intimate experience that gives meaning and existence to the external thing’ (Lacan 1960). I have been making robotic wearable accessories since 2016, that connect to […]
Robotic artefacts responsive and adaptive to human emotional cues. The prototypes on the show are studies of what sensual movements the materiality of soft robotics could do and what sensing capacity it could take within its ‘body’. One robot starts to wiggle when someone approaches, […]
Workshop: How meaningful emotional relations are co-constructed between human and their wearable robotic artefacts?
Research Work-in-progress show and Workshop: How meaningful emotional relations are co-constructed between human and their wearable robotic artefacts? Time: 3pm, 21 January, 2016 Venue: Royal College of Art, South Kensington Site, Darwin Building, 5th floor, Fashion & Textile research studio. Duration: 60min Group size: 6-20 […]
Are we human? – 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial The Protocol This video speculates on a fictional process whereby homunculi are grown from bacterial cellulose. Pre-designed emotional data is fed into the bacterial cells, within the well-being parameters. However, this sample has been infected during cultivation […]
Being relational: entering the world of sensory & embodied communication design A workshop held with Kate McLean and Claire van Rhyn during the 2016 Design Research Society Conference (DRS) and PhD by Design conference, held in Brighton, UK during 27-30 June 2016. Together with Kate […]
Emotive Soft Robotics Exhibition as part of “Communicating the Intangible: School of Communication Research Work in Progress Show “17 September 2016 to 24 September 2016 | Mon–Fri: 10am–5pm, Sat: 11am–4pm, Closed Sundays| RCA South Kensington, London Soft robotics are charming materials and mechanisms with great […]
As part of my PhD research, I make animated artefacts with soft and bio-inspired robotics materials, which has organic appearance and whose behavior is mechatronically programmable. I sometimes program the kinetic behaviors of these artefacts responsive to human affect cues (through affect sensing). By presenting […]
Workshop on movements generated from programmable materials in Metabody Forum, Brunel University, 7th April and presentation at the V&A Museum during Stitch Bitch Make/Perform group meetings (part of V&A digital learning programs) on 16th April 2016