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Danni Chen (F)
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    Emergence and Navigating...
    Develop a generative, emergent process to fill space (2D or 3D) using only black lines. Modify a known process or invent your own. Implement your...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    My concept is inspired by the recent well-known and powerful internet crime, which is now taking its effects overwhelmingly in Hong Kong, China. This on-going internet terroristic incident was started by a male HK celebrity accidentally leaked his sexual media collection to an computer company. His shocking sexual photos and videos have now been owned and become weapons of a mysterious individual, who named himself KIRA. (KIRA is a name taken from a famous Japanese comic story "Death Notes," where KIRA mysteriously kills criminals.) KIRA is still not arrested or found, while he keeps threatening the HK celebrity community and police by claiming to release more shocking images.

    As watching this matter continues to much further levels, I began to think about how terroristic the internet space can become. When everything seems to be so transparent to the public, nobody knows where the origin really is. It is just like a glass labyrinth.

    Mon, Feb 11, 2008  Permanent link

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    After software refinement and process of frame capturing, here is the final composition:

    17-second video capture: (I wonder why it is not resizing even I already set it in the object)

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    Based on the Japanese theory of Blood Type Personality, I define four groups of blood types with different behaviors and their reactions to others. Unfortunately, the video quality is bad.
    Video Link 1 | Video Link 2

    *Code based on Casey Reas' Intersecting Circles

    The first set is a visualization of the blood types as they are. The second set is the visualization generated by the interactions of them.

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    As I think about all these new and interesting topics brought up in this class of programming media. I begin considering how blood types influence our society, although it is not scientifically proven as being accurate or not. I am curious to see the outcomes of a software based on the rules of blood type theory of personality, probability and blood types' genetic development.

    Blood type theory of personality was first brought up in the scholar journal called Psychological Research, by Takeji Furukawa, a professor in Japan in 1927. However, without detailed investigation, the actual research on this theory was ended unsuccessfully. (I haven't found further research on this subject for now.) It was later expanded by Masahiko Nomi during the 70's.

    But now days, blood type theory of personality leads to a cultural phenomenon that blood types become somewhat similar to horoscopes in some social environments. And it is more commonly considered in Japan than other parts of the world, especially in the aspect of popular culture. Some Japanese companies even group their employees based on their blood types to construct better and more effective working environments. And it is already a natural thing to include an individual's blood type on his/her public profile. In Korea, blood type B men are stereotyped as selfish and mercurial, and they are commonly considered as the bad choice of spouse.

    For my first project, I would like to implement the basic beliefs of blood type theory of personality, probability (both regular and conditional) and genetic development rules to produce a visualization of how blood type perception affects social interactivity.
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    In human world, we are often bounded by various identities. There are not just names, but also tons of other terms in relation to multiple fields and occasions. We do not just identify ourselves but also our dwelling nature by giving names to anything we see, smell, touch, and hear. However, our identification and classification are so messy that we even confuse ourselves. It is not really a linguistic issue anymore; it is a problem resulted by human's tendency to keep adding new identities to the existing ones.

    So what is that thing containing all the unwanted or useless objects? Garbage can? Trash can? Recycle bin? Junk box? What if I am an alien coming from out of space? How should I process these terms?

    As the world is advancing in technology, philosophy and such, simplified products emerge and become symbols of the new culture. We see our tendency of wanting to make things easier, faster and simpler. Then what about identities? Can we downsize the library of these multiple identities to avoid communicative confusion?

    Perhaps, my question is silly. But hey, you will know it is a true pain if you have ever been an "alien" to a new community.
    Sat, Jan 12, 2008  Permanent link
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    A few years ago, I watched a movie called "I Heart Huckabees." I immediately fell in love with it. It brought up with this idea called "universal interconnectivity" which I found very interesting. The characters in the movie argue about the way how universal matters are happening. Some argue that things are just happening in a random way; some are debating that all events are connected through one another: like a blanket, all points on the blankets are linked together.

    I personally don't believe in god, so it is hard for me to believe things are all planned out. Things seem to always correspond to one another. There are always "causes" and "results."

    I begin to question : is this the same for everything in the universe? How these elements, dust, particles and matters are gathered? Are they gathering randomly or they are planned to act like that? Everything seems to follow various different rules. But are all these rules just results of some other rules? And also things seem to always have opposites: good vs. bad, here vs. there, and etc. Can comparisons be eliminated?

    The following are images I found fascinating : one from Space Collective, the other one from other source. Both of them are Buddhabrot images, images by a special rendering technique. These images somehow remind me of the happening of matters with complex and mysterious patterns.

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