Our group decided to include in our postdigital project five wooden manikins which were decorated individually according each member’s specific area. They were part of Media showcase 2 exhibit between 16th and 18th of May.
‘real change will happen in individuals as they work through self-knowledge … of one’s body, mind and spirit … a rational [path]: unless something can be measured, it cannot be improved’ (Kelly, 2007).
[…] On one level, self-quantification transgresses the mind–body split; however, it also places the mind firmly in control. In this binary, the mind determines rational knowledge and quantification. The body (and ‘spirit’) is a passive object of this process, subject to being improved, whether they like it or not (Moore and Robinson, 2015).
The video below is created as part of the quantified self project, representing the down side of self-tracking in digital content which will appear after scanning a QR code on physical installation exhibit during Media Showcase (16th-18th of May 2017).
We are excited about the upcoming Media Showcase 2, where the quantified self group will present postdigital project about the digital biosensing technologies as Self-power and/or Power over the Self. Take a look at our 360º video announcement here:
For our international media experience in Paris between 3rd and 7th of April I got in touch with a LEMA (literature, editing, media and audiovisual) student in the Sorbonne for collaboration. After explanation of my group’s topic about quantification and biosensors and in particular my area of interest – the affect such contemporary technologies can create in the users, she agreed to participate. Knowing that the students in Paris are gone for their spring leave, I developed an questionnaire which was distributed among the students online.
DIGITAL BIOSENSING TECHNOLOGIES AS SELF-POWER AND/OR POWER OVER THE SELF
Postdigital is not oppositional to digital. Florian Cramer – taking your typewriter to the park is like doing something against the mainstream and popular. Print and publishing – what is the future of the book? Is it going to die – the binary between the digital and non-digital. There is conversation between the two oppositions, but the true is there is not linearity, it is an overlapping process.
My last Creative Critical Contribution is String art inside book covers, inspired by ‘The political nature of the book: on artists’ books and radical open access’, Adema, J. and Hall, G. It is metaphor of the viewers’ contribution er (in art, in reading books, in watching film) or how the user is changing the meaning in terms of adding their own feeling, understanding, affect, etc.
What is capitalism?
There some words coming: production, free market. Back in the history there were different landlords, patriating other people to work on their lands. But it was static, the roles were staying the same and people had no drive to change something.
Affective computing in home collects data from person’s experience and emotions BUT what instantly disturbed me is that people are changing and there is no existing system which can guess in what way things might affect someone.