Escape the NO.4

Readymades

Description

Our AR/VR room escaping experience will be setup in a corner of a classroom with a basic desk and few lockers. The background story bases on a creepy mental hospital which has ulterior secret that no one knows. The experience will be solo- one audience at a time. The audience will play a role of someone being framed as a psychopath and brought here, they need to find clues with AR(we’ll provide google cardboard) in the physical space to escape in a short time(approximately 5 mins). The  clues are gonna be target pictures hided in ordinary objects for our APP to trigger images/animations/videos. The experience will also include few performance to bring audience into context.

Demo1.0

This is an ongoing project.

Partner: Manning Qu

Scenario

Player will be ask to read a brief intro before entering the space, the performer would dress up as a doctor and invite the ‘patient’ into the space which is an office of a mental hospital. The performer will leave after giving tools and first clue with lines. Each time, the player will have 5 minutes to achieve the goal of escaping. The clues will be under a glass, on a chart that need to be fill following instruction, inside a locker, and hided in pill bottle or hanged pictures. While finding each clue, the player will also be exposed to the story with supporting props. Finally, the player will find the tool to cut the bar bracelet which declares the victory of the game. Each time, one player will be giving 5 mins, they’re welcome to RSVP and come back again to finish the journey if they haven’t done it in first try.

 

Video Readymades – Homeless AI

Readymades

“whether artificial intelligence is deserving of protection and rights. If a sentient and conscious AI were created, should we be allowed to simply turn it off? How should such an entity be treated? Animal rights are a controversial issue even now, and so far there is no agreement about whether any animals possess consciousness (or even sentience).

It follows that this same debate would also apply to artificially intelligent beings. Is it slavery to force the AI to work day and night for humanity’s benefit? Should we pay it for its services? What would an AI even do with that payment?”

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Final – KIJI DECK

Electronic Rituals, Oracles and Fortune Telling

Kiji Deck is for predicting future relationship status. Using brain wave to give the deck “energy” to trigger the divination.

Demo

  1. Put on muse headband to start the process, it will shuffle the card.
  2. Concentrate on your question, think about your boyfriend/girlfriend.
  3. See the result card.

“Difference”

I almost wrote this afternoon
instead, taking your point
of view, dissolving into it—
but then imagined
you half-awake, and irked,
into my future/current noon
texting for clarification.

“Marriage”

A heart is just soil.

Ask anyone.

A heartbeat is a blink.

A long blink is a scream.

A longer blink is sleep.

All night I am screaming.

“Husband”

The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
“Flirtation”
Outside the sun has rolled up
her rugs and night strewn salt
across the sky.
My heart is humming a tune
I haven’t heard in years.
“Lullaby”

By day, I admit no shadow as backup:

crow, please keep your clever forensics.

What would I do with a cardboard guitar,

a map of the planets,

and a box of building blocks,

alone?

Poem source from here.

Meditation #4

Electronic Rituals, Oracles and Fortune Telling

Syllabus

Make a prototype of an electronic spirit board or other method for producing language or communication from unconscious/subconscious/collective gesture. (You can use procedural methods like those discussed in class, or invent your own method.) Questions to consider: How does your spirit board produce “coherence” (if, in fact, it does produce coherence)? Who is participating?

Demo

A simple twitter bots.

Meditation #3 -omancy

Electronic Rituals, Oracles and Fortune Telling

Syllabus

Invent an “-omancy,” or a form of divination/prophecy based on observing and interpreting natural events. Your reading of “natural” should make some reference to digital/electronic/computational media. (What counts as a “natural event” on the Internet? What’s the electronic equivalent of phrenology, from both a physical computing perspective and a data analysis perspective? Does it count as “interpretation” if it’s being performed by a computer program?) I’m especially interested in responses that take the form of purposefully inaccurate data analysis.

Demo – Your everyday lucky fruit.

Turn the knob to see your lucky fruit.

Open in p5 editor

Meditation #2 Oracle Deck

Electronic Rituals, Oracles and Fortune Telling

Syllabus

Invent your own “oracle deck.” Your deck doesn’t have to be a physical object (though it can be). Keeping in mind the formal characteristics of cleromancy discussed in class, consider how digital media can complicate/diminish/augment the parts and processes of a reading. (Some questions to get you started: Who gets to participate? Can a computer program be a “reader”? A “querent”? What can a “card” be? What can a “deck” be?)

Demo

“Difference”

I almost wrote this afternoon
instead, taking your point
of view, dissolving into it—
but then imagined
you half-awake, and irked,
into my future/current noon
texting for clarification.

 

“Marriage”

A heart is just soil.

Ask anyone.

A heartbeat is a blink.

A long blink is a scream.

A longer blink is sleep.

All night I am screaming.

 

“Husband”

The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
“Flirtation”
Outside the sun has rolled up
her rugs and night strewn salt
across the sky.
My heart is humming a tune
I haven’t heard in years.
“Lullaby”

By day, I admit no shadow as backup:

crow, please keep your clever forensics.

What would I do with a cardboard guitar,

a map of the planets,

and a box of building blocks,

alone?

 

 

Poem source from here.

Meditation #1 Ritual

Electronic Rituals, Oracles and Fortune Telling

Syllabus

Imagine an “electronic” ritual and prototype the necessary systems to perform the ritual. Then perform the ritual and document the process. (This can be a ritual that you perform on your own, or you can involve other people.) Your imagined scenario can be speculative (e.g., a science fiction), critical, mystical, oriented toward self-care, etc. What effect does your ritual have in the world? On its participants?

Demo

In the future, people can study while dreaming.

Fungus Proposal – The Last Supper Or Much More Suppers In Prison

Fungus

Overall

After I’ve learned the mental therapy of psilocybin, which can be found in magic mushroom and some other type of mushroom,  I imagine this can be used for prisoner. I assume there are two different situation, one is for prisoner who should have death penalty can use the method “The Last Supper”, another is for prisoner who will be released and back to society after correctional education.

The Last Supper

This may be a mercy death penalty. When it comes to the death date, prisoner will be provided the last supper. This contains “Appetizer” – Amanita phalloides, “Main Course” – Magic Mushroom and “Dessert” – Anesthetic.

Amanita phalloides, also known as death cap, is the most poisonous mushroom in the world. Just a half of it will cause death. This mushroom can start killing a man before he even realizes it. From link: “Olson, of California Poison Control, said that for the first six to 12 hours after they eat the mushroom, victims of the death cap feel fine. During that time, a toxin in the mushroom is quietly injuring their liver cells. Patients then develop severe abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.”  So “appetizer” is used to start kill the prisoner.

Magic Mushroom , this kind of mushroom contains psilocybin which can ease anxiety and depression and even help patients face death. Link. So “main course” is used to comfort and give the final happy to prisoner after “appetizer” start to work but before six hours.

Anesthetic, this will prevent pain after six hours of “appetizer”.

Much More Suppers

Most prisoners after release, they will back to jail again. It’s a big burden to society. To reduce this situation, prison start to offer prisoner chance to get good college education. But just few prisoner can get the chance, and also there is a bigger mental health problem in prison. Link. “Nearly a quarter of both State prisoners and jail inmates who had a mental health problem”

Magic mushroom can be provided in prison to treat some of the mental health problem. It can change a person’s personality to make a better man. The Life-Changing Magic of Mushrooms , it said magic mushroom helped a lady realized what’s bother her what’s her problem, made she happier and quit smoking. Also magic mushroom can treat depression. Unlike other drugs have toxic not good for health, magic mushroom is toxic free. Here’s what magic mushrooms do to your body and brain