Project: Final Major Project

FMP & Thesis Proposal: Iteration 01

## Title Fragile reality ## Field of Study Interaction design and art, storytelling, cinematography, immersive technologies. **Included:** Creation of the atmospheric environments, ways of implementation existing cinematic methods of creating atmosphere in interaction design. **Excluded:** Search for a completely new ways to create an atmosphere or tell a story. ## Context In today’s world the pace of life is constantly increasing due to the development of technologies and ways to communicate. These changes are happening much faster, than it used to be, so media and entertainment are not where they were before. All of that makes the storytelling much more… More

FMP & Thesis Proposal: Training

Title TBC Field of Study Wellbeing, modern urban lifestyle, influence of everyday technologies on human’s brain activity and mental health. **Included:** Ways to prevent anxiety and improve mental wellbeing. **Excluded:** Mental disorders and ways to cure them. Context (what, where) In today’s world the pace of life is constantly increasing due to the development of technologies and ways to communicate. These changes are happening much faster, than it used to be, and humanity is not ready to that. According to Mental Health Foundation [^https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/fundamental-facts-about-mental-health-2016.pdf], the number of mental health problems is growing and we have to adapt to the new circumstances. More

We have to talk about her…

In attempt to create a mystery interaction device, I am going to build a wellbeing bot with a tangible interface. As you could know from the previous posts, I decided to take ELIZA as the core engine for my program. But I have to change the scripts and to get some inspiration I have watched the movie “Her” (2013), a romantic science-fiction drama film, that follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice. The film shows us… More

Research/_02 — Literature Review

As a part of academic work you should read a lot of literature, but if you do not document it, it does not exists. That is why writing literature reviews is essential. So this week we were assigned to give it a first try. You can see below what I have come up with. Review: Ruth Ronen is a full Professor at the department of philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Her areas of interest include Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Thought, Philosophy of Art and Contemporary Aesthetics. I was particularly interested in one of her articles, which called «Art and Anxiety, or:… More

Research/_01 — Reverse Engineering

Final major project proposal is what concludes this term for us, but it hard to understand what to do if you have never done it before. So to kickstart our progress, we were assigned to take existing artwork and try to reverse engineer it creating a project proposal for it. My choice is the installation of one of my favourite artists Olafur Eliasson, which called “The Weather Project” and was presented to the audience in 2003 at the Tate Modern. Project Proposal Title The Weather Project, 2003 Field of Study Wind, rain, sun – as one of the few fundamental… More

Real life magic: psychosomatic medicine

Searching for something “mysterious” (something which hard to explain, but it works) in our life I remembered about psychosomatic medicine. Almost everytime I am experiencing any problems with my body and health, either physical or mental, I am able to find an answer how to get back to the balance in the psychosomatics. “Psychosomatic medicine is an interdisciplinary medical field exploring the relationships among social, psychological, and behavioural factors on bodily processes and quality of life in humans and animals.” — Wikipedia It is so hard to convince someone that the… More

FMP Session 1: Mind map the issue

Last Friday we had a class, where should have start thinking on the topic to work on for the final major project (FMP). I teamed up with Moe because we have a shared interest in the mental health. She is more interested in destroying the taboo around the mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia when I am into searching a solution to deal with anxiety and depression and mindfulness in general. More

Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other little helpers of the craziness

According to NHS, “Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.” It is not a surprise that with the increasing pace of life and information overwhelming we are experiencing the growth of the mental disorders among the population. Here is a statistics on the common mental health problems in the UK: Source: fundamental-facts-about-mental-health-2016.pdf And it is growing. Considering the popularity of the different meditation, mindfulness and other mental health apps I can say, that this is the next big thing. Not apps, but something which will help people deal with mental… More