Final objects display and reflection

After working at 3d-workshop and digital space for 3 and a half weeks, I finished my works. Tired but enjoy blood, sweat and tear, but I am really enjoying the process at this moment. Although 3d is not easy, 3d printing always makes me collapse. Finally, I really love 3d models, whatever modifying or building, 3d-model making is one of my favorite and most excited parts during the process of my project. All of my printed objects are really small, that are lucky charms for gig economy — 4 classes of people, in order to bring good luck to them. Finally, I got 4 objects and an audio as well, which includes some funny things from all of my experience of chatting with Uber drivers and Deliveroo riders, and was edited by me. I am really really really tired and sleepy now…. come back soon….

 

To be honest, I really like this project. However, without any experience about 3d printing, I spent too much time on 3d workshop and research. I stayed at workshop for almost a month and every day after arriving at home, I was too tired to do anything except sleeping. Because of lacking knowledge of 3d printing and CNC router, I should do some research about how 3d printer works, how to prepare the 3d file of models, what kind of requirement of 3d files, how long does 3d printing take…so that I can save time to document all evidence well. Furthermore, I was not good at making a time table and following it. Although some of my coursemates taught me how to make it and I actually made one, but I always self-indulgence so that I was not really strictly following time table, but that brought me a sense of guilty, I was entangled with guilty so that I felt really anxious and reduce the efficiency of working. That is a really bad habit and is the further thing I need to overcome.

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Final objects display and reflection

Ritual Deisgn—-objects finding in London exercise 1

I tried to find something interesting in London, it could be wired and iconic. I noticed the ‘greeting board’ made by TFL. It always next to escalators at tube stations. It always reminds passengers not run at the escalators, hold handles….everything’s about safety. I want to design a ritual for this. After brainstorm with my tutor, I was thinking about this object always appears at tube stations, so what kind of thing that passenger really care about when taking tube? Like tube’s really crowded, no seat, the tube closing the door when they get the platform….I tried to associate this object with these anxieties. It looks like a religion shrimp. People always worship for religion shrimps, so if people make some rituals like worship or put flowers at the bottom of the board, the doors of tube will always opening when they get the platform and have seats. I got the anxiety and ritual, but I haven’t find objects for passengers, so I still need to develope it.

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Ritual Deisgn—-objects finding in London exercise 1

the development of my FMP idea: Rituals-designing

The starting point of my FMP is about touching the statue of David Hume in Edinburgh to get good grades. There are lots of students coming here and rubbing the big lucky toe before exams, especially psychology students. Why people doing it? Although, students have knowledge and study every day, why they still doing it? How much they believe that? Are they serious or just for fun? The evidence of amount oversea students( coming to rub to toe) can illustrate the result—Lots of students believe it. Looking around t2482810_247c78c5 (1).jpghe world, whatever in the eastern or western, in the past or at present, there are lots of approaches to get good luck, like lucky charms, lucky ancient objects, they superstition, they believe myth…, however, fundamentally, they need luck because they care about it, and fear of bad luck, they anxious if they get bad luck, they could not cope with that. You believe, because you care. Therefore, these are lots of things in the world about getting luck, which for dealing with the anxieties of the human. Do you think modern people who live in the digital culture, having different anxieties with our ancestors’? Basically, the human being actually never changed during the history of human developing. Like in the past, some of the emperors were interested in refining medicine for longevity, nowadays, we care about health and organic food, that’s really close to. My argumentation is, looking at the surface of human anxiety, which never stop updating. The anxiety actually not change in nature.

Anxiety is a big issue in The Britain. According to statistic, one-fourth of the population have the mental issue like depression at least in Uk.

The action is interactive, that you mentally get feedback(satisfy you) after touching it ( spiritual ). I am really interested in that and I was thinking about how to make a thing that people want to have relationships with it. People believe that it brings luck to them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project called Curious Rituals, designed by Near Future Laboratory company. The project is about design digital postures and gestures, digital habits occurring in the digital everyday through the speculative method. The background is everything will be digital in the future, we do not need televisions or locks anymore, nevertheless, we just use a pair of glasses with postures or gestures to instead.

 

http://noamtoran.com/NT2009/projects/the-macguffin-library

 

 

the development of my FMP idea: Rituals-designing