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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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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