Comments for GEARS & BRAINS FORM A SYMPHONY http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir The Order in Chaos Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:52:56 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on #5 Project Hyperessay: Conclusion by Randall Packer http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/5-project-hyperessay-conclusion/#comment-79 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:52:56 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=210#comment-79 I think what is most compelling about the project and your description is how you have framed experience, and more specifically psychedelic experience. How do we react to media? How does it transform and reshape our experience? And how does it alter who we think we are? These are some interesting questions that come to mind in regards to your work. I still think the investigation of the psychedelic, and how media/technology can induce that experience is one of the most important aspects of your research.

]]>
Comment on Project Updates #6 – Teaser video of the Psychedelic project & its new interface by Randall Packer http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/project-updates-6-teaser-video-of-the-psychedelic-project-its-new-interface/#comment-77 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:05:39 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=214#comment-77 Great teasers and looking forward to the complete experience!!

]]>
Comment on Project Updates #4 – Changes in the Submission layout (USER EXPERIENCE) by Randall Packer http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/project-updates-changes-in-the-submission-layout/#comment-76 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:40:24 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=183#comment-76 Glad to see you received a few submissions! I look forward to the results and don’t forget to use the featured image…

]]>
Comment on ART & LIFE – Hasan Elahi (Tracking Transience 2.0) by Prakash Haridas http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/art-life-hasan-elahi-tracking-transience-2-0/#comment-16 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:21:45 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=74#comment-16 “So who is surveilling who now?” This whole process is like one never-ending circle jerk with both parties involved. While this is more along the lines of invasion of privacy to access data, it also brings up to mind the idea of how surveillance has become a form of entertainment. For example, livestreamers on blogging platforms often livestream themselves to a wide audience. Even something like a static webcam shot of animals doing their thing gets huge tracking numbers in terms of the number of active followers. I guess it just goes to show how much we enjoy watching other people, and yet how the majority of us do not enjoy being watched by others without our own knowledge.

]]>
Comment on Stelarc-the cyborgian visionary by Lim Wei Siong http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/stelarc-the-cyborgian-visionary/#comment-14 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:32:50 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=103#comment-14 There’s this video I watched a few years ago, titled The Eyeborg Documentary; It had a film maker that had a prosthetic camera eye, and detailed his journey to interview others who have had their body parts replaced with robotics. It makes us wonder about the possibilities – Right now we may be able to replace lost limbs, but in the future, it may come to a point where these replacements become augmentations; To be able to move faster, and become stronger. Then comes a time when we would ask or selves, if we would willingly give up our bodies, for such enhancements; Plastic surgery has become a recognized practice – will human augmentation be next in line?

(Incidentally I came across the vid because of this video game. It was a joint research with the game’s developers; Here’s a fake trailer they made to promote the game.)

]]>
Comment on PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE by Group Project Critique II http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/psychedelic-experience/#comment-8 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:09:02 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?page_id=97#comment-8 […] Final Project page: create a “page,” include in main menu, be sure link has the project title. Take a look at Nasir’s page: http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/psychedelic-experience/ […]

]]>
Comment on Stelarc-the cyborgian visionary by Toh Xiao Qing Diana http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/stelarc-the-cyborgian-visionary/#comment-7 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:50:42 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=103#comment-7 So do I adore him! His enthusiasm about interface sex was emancipating when he talked about interest in his third ear could be extended to the rest of his body. I really like the physical manifestation of his idea on embodiment life-binding contract that is abandoning the “sack of skin” and “squishy organs”. Such well-endowed human-machine, groundbreaking forbidden love for prosthetics!

]]>
Comment on ART & LIFE – Hasan Elahi (Tracking Transience 2.0) by Randall Packer http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/art-life-hasan-elahi-tracking-transience-2-0/#comment-5 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:59:03 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=74#comment-5 Who is surveillling whom? That is a great question. In a sense, Hasan Elahi is making the point that we are all surveilling ourselves, as well as each other. And not just in covert ways, but through entirely public channels: social media, blogs, gps maps, etc. We have become a global society of surveillance and Elahi has tapped into this phenomenon by giving up his data willingly and profusely on a daily basis. And yes, you are right, it is excessive, it is a full time job! If you follow Hasan’s daily path, you’ll see a steady stream of imagery released on Facebook, his Website, which in turn is shaped into large installations. It is an unceasing flow of information: not just a project of Hasan Elahi, but one that many of us participate through our own media channels.

]]>
Comment on ART & LIFE – Hasan Elahi (Tracking Transience 2.0) by Hasan Elahi: The Artist as Producer, Curator and Critic | Scribbles of a Mind in Stasis http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/art-life-hasan-elahi-tracking-transience-2-0/#comment-4 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:46:44 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=74#comment-4 […] Click here to check out Nasir’s take on Elahi’s work. […]

]]>
Comment on #3 Project Hyper essay-Role of the viewer by Min http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/project-hyper-essay-role-of-the-viewer/#comment-3 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:20:52 +0000 http://oss2014.adm.ntu.edu.sg/nasir/?p=55#comment-3 Hi Nasir!

I’m wondering if instead of giving the audience a choice to respond to a task or immerse in the audio experience, maybe it’d be more interesting to just make them do the task and see how the psychedelic music affects their ‘mental processing / decision making’? Then building on it, maybe the specific task can be a way for them to do an action that form a certain shape or image etc when pieced together.

In the case of keeping the original format of what you intend to do, I’m wondering if accompanying the music with a psychedelic video (styled like your featured image) would enhance this hypnotic experience for the viewers.

Alternatively, building on Randall’s comment about looking into not having to depend on the viewers so much, maybe make the video itself interactive?

Stumbled upon this video whilst using the search terms “interactive psychedelic”, maybe it can help you generate some ideas: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/watch-io-echos-dazzling-new-interactive-video-for-ministry-of-love

Other interactive music videos: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/nov/22/top-five-interactive-videos-bob-dylan

I think they are very high-level programming/coding stuff, but perhaps to make it simple yet involving the viewer, it can be those “make a decision” YouTube videos.

All the best!

]]>