Skill Enhancer – Integrated Artificial Muscles

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 […]

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Wear the heart on the sleeves

“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 […]

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Are we human? – 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial

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 […]

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Animated, relational artefacts

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 […]

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Digital Impressionism

This project embodied how different human emotional sounds affects the shape/surface of an object, using digital design process utilising real-time data in 3D modeling and 3D printing. The Kinect sensor capture the shape of a balloon into a point cloud. Through coding, the points reacts […]

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Tangible Emotions Work-in-Progress Show I

The MoodLab Mood management is important for empowering ourselves in the pursuit of a happier life and mental health. Self-help books are popular but people often fail in following the text-based practices. There are many emotion tracking Apps, however they are often very general in […]

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