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THE THINGS? – A TRIP TO EUROPA

This project based on a famous scientific events: Scientists have found that the living environment of Antarctic volcanoes is very similar to that of Europe, what‘s even more wondrous is some creatures living in extreme living conditions have been found in these craters. It seems that they do not need oxygen and sunlight. Because of the similarity of environment, Marguerite Humeau made a wild guess: these creatures are the same as those of extraterrestrial life. In that case, it is logically impossible for talking to aliens without travel to… More

Digital biology

Imaging the whole world as a enormous computer, we are some ant-like things-namely digital cells, whose mission is to build the entire ecosystems. Then the computer simulation biological system that we created is used for devise new ways to study life. That is how digital biology takes place. An argument with Peter Bentley, leader of the Digital Biology group at University College London goes like that:”For me, digital biology is the study of the fundamental computation performed by biological processes, from gene regulatory systems to ecosystems and from neural networks to swarming systems.”(2016) The following project can be well illustrated it. Biocomputer music-created by professor Miranda,… More

Attitude towards Anthropocentrism?

Anthropocentrism, in Wikipedia’s definition, is   (/ˌænθroʊpoʊˈsɛntrɪzəm/;[1] from Greek Ancient Greek: ἄνθρωπος, ánthrōpos, “human being”; and Ancient Greek: κέντρον, kéntron, “center”) the belief that considers human beings to be the most significant entity of the universe and interprets or regards the world in terms of human values and experiences. The term can be used interchangeably with humanocentrism, and some refer to the concept as human supremacy or human exceptionalism. Anthropocentrism is considered to be profoundly embedded in many modern human cultures and conscious acts. It is a major concept in the field of environmental ethics and environmental philosophy, where it is… More

Legal thinghood-Spy In The Wild

The Unnatural World: New BBC wildlife show uses fake animals rigged with spy cameras to reveal never-before-seen behaviour. To some extend, we don’t wanna scare wild animals when we research on them because they have some legal right. Animal’s physical health and mental health are concerned by human. So when we need to uncover the secret life of wild animals, we often use a series of “spy creatures” which be disguised as animals. The spy live with wide animals with a hidden camera inside to capture their action. All of the BBC videos you see are filmed like this. What’s more, panda breeders in China often pretend to be their similar or even… More

Anthropocene&Climate change

The traditional idea of anthropocene is stems from the enormous impact of human activities on geology and ecosystems. It is wide know that human activities have a great influence on climate change. In spite of Gribbin John’s interesting point of view remarks that human activities prevented the earth from returning to the ice age, but it is undeniable, however, human beings has done damage to the environment. Basically it impact on the climate in two ways: one is the effect of  unconscious, namely the side effects of climate in human activities; one is for a purpose, to take certain measures, consciously changing climate conditions. Currently, the first effect… More

How plants communicate with each other?

“Plants have feelings, organs and psychic abilities much more advanced than ours. “ 《The secret life of plants》. by Peter Tompkins. There is also communication between plants, although their language can be far more different from human beings. But they are able to contact each other to warn of imminent threats. For example, a plant suffering from insect infestations secrete chemicals that spread through the air to the plants next to it, then it will lead to their insect resistant effect, such as cyanide resistant respiration. Also, scientists believe that plants communicate by some kind of energy, such as high frequency sound… More

Informative!

There are plenty  of exhibitions and events that I love in ARC. The best one for me is TREELAB. In my own understanding, an eminent design should be functional and speculative. In this sense, TREELAB—an outstanding work created by a biologist and a designer, is scientific, feasible and practical. The relevance for it is a deeper and more profound: concerning with animating the relations we have with non-human project and finding ways to extend the mutual capacities. It shows the possibility of the relationship between human being and nature, and… More

About my project.

I had a really wonderful time in ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2017 with the whole IDC.  Actually, this is my first exhibition of my interactive piece of work, the experience is novel and significant to me. First of all,  I was very excited that many people were interested in my “Gender Doll”, but at the very beginning they do not know how to interact with it until I played the video. And it is a little bit complicated for audiences to change clothes for the doll(Maybe they’re afraid of breaking my work), so if I had the chance to do… More

RESEARCH QUESTION

IN_SUBJECT With the machine, a discrepancy between technics and culture begins because the human is no longer a ‘tool bearer’.” —Bernard Stiegler, Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus Technological advancement generated two revolutionary forces that run at cross-purposes. It provides human beings with proactive creativity and a congenial environment for production on the one hand, and threatens the value and freedom of human beings on the other. Individuals, as subjective actors, have no choice but to oscillate between both ends of the spectrum, sharing the collective anxiety about how to position themselves so as to regain their autonomy… More

Third prototype

VIDEO PROTOTYPE The video began in busiest cities of 2012, and then moved to 2112,  shows in which case people need this costume and how it works. Actress:Audrey Chang.  … More