What Is My Craft

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What is my craft?

What is my craft?

What craft I want to use in Q10?

Based on my previous experience, I shortly work on Arduino and processing. In Q9, I did not have much opportunities to learn new programmes but I did made a list of programs I want to have basic knowledge about.

Arduino and processing for me, are the basic programmes for interaction design, so they would be the first two. I had some courses before, so I know how the language and logic in them work. I know that they are very necessary for most of the interaction work.

Apart form that, I am learning MAX by watching tutorials. I used it in one quarter in second year, the final visual work went very well. The patcher was helped by Thomas (who’s not at the interaction station any more), which took about half a day to finish. It started quite easy, and I found its language is pretty easy to adapt to.

For medium, I rarely used sensors, so that will be one on my list. I like to work with videos and the ways to present them, which means I would like to deepen in tools such as projector and monitor. For projectors, it sometimes can work as a way to communicate the space as well.

What is the position of my practice in relation to newer technologies?

I think the potential of new technologies can be promoting new concept, and creating interaction with audience. In digital craft I can somehow approach them easily and use them for my projects.

Besides, making is a process completes my concept. Normally, in a project, I firstly deepen in the topic, conduct solid research, found out the problem and build my concept based on them. For next, I sketch out my concept and specify it. Before actual making, a plan will come out first. Yet the plan does not always work and changes happen quite occasionally. And these changes, somewhat improve my concept and the combine the actual work and concept. Constructing concept is like writing script and making it is like shooting movies.

What theme I will explore for my Q10 project?

The theme I want to work on will be cognitive bias.

A cognitive bias refers to the systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion. Individuals create their own "subjective social reality" from their perception of the input. An individual's construction of social reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behaviour in the social world. Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, or what is broadly called irrationality.

Few years ago, I have already been noticed that some people nowadays in the society easily discuss things they barely have any knowledge about and draw to conclusion. I was shock by that, and thinking about they will even react based on their thought even concerns me.

Instead of making strong statement, I prefer to trigger my audience in the way of giving them what I have been noticed and point out the problem. I found out that giving them a question to think about is more effective. File:Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device.pdf