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.