Proposal for the Removal and Burial of “Turner’s Made Fast”
A project I made for Turner’s is still installed in the basement of Doherty Hall. I mourn the loss of the relationship, but cannot seem to healthily move on from it while this monument to our disordered affection still stands.
Pictured above is a plan in Unity for the grave of the sculpture, which should be imposed in AR over the small amount of grass in my backyard here in St. Louis, over 600 miles away from Pittsburgh. It will be put into action once I receive a reply to the following email:
To whomever it may concern,
[Image of Sculpture]
I’ve made a grave mistake regarding the installation of this sculpture in Doherty Hall B-Level right outside of B302. It has been installed for almost a year and I wish for it to be promptly removed and shipped to the following address:
[My Address in St. Louis]
Please speak to me if funding is an issue.
I will bury the sculpture once it arrives, like a family pet. Maybe then I can finally move on to healthier relationships.
I was previously working with videos, but found them distracting and not tied to the concept of planning/blueprinting.
This project is meant to channel the very relatable moment when you wake up one day to find that a giant snake has broken into your house (or rather through your house) and is refusing to leave. Why is it here? What does it want? Will your insurance pay to fix the whole in your wall?
This is a project that Emily and I made in collaboration. Our project is an AR penguin that follows you around.
In our project, the penguin is a source of comfort for the user in environments like elementary school where the user may be away from their family for the first time and need extra support. Since the penguin is the user’s imaginary friend, the user is also the site which the penguin follows. To create our project, we generated a random circular path for the penguin to travel in the proximity of the user that updates so that it stays in the proximity of the user when they move from place to place. The penguin follows the user with different animations based on how fast the user is traveling. In the future, we would like to expand on the penguin character by having it respond to time of day and weather.
For my AR sculpture, I created AR Panther Beach, an app which augments Panther Beach in California to any detectable surface. Constantly looking back at my memories, I miss the relaxing and chill days I spent in the previous summers going to the beach with my friends in pre-covid times.
I tried capturing the essence of the summer beach days, creating the terrain of the beach from scratch, adding Palm Trees which unfortunately do not exist there, and augmented spinning bottles of Soju (non-alcoholic of course) and a captured video of my friends dancing during our last time at Panther Beach, displayed onto a screen and played on a loop. I wanted to begin the AR experience in front of an open door, a sort of welcoming entrance to paradise. I added wind into the Terrain, which allowed for the Palm Tree prefabs to sway and shift gorgeously with the wind. Since my project uses plane-detection from Hello AR, tapping the screen allows you to move the beach terrain onto a different surface.
Overall I had an extremely fun and great experience making this project. I wanted to make it a little personal, since I feel that my other projects lacked that. I really wanted to add specific elements to distinguish my beach experience from an ordinary beach so that this AR app would feel more meaningful and allow me to reminisce on the good old days.
Allows the user to bring their stuffed animals everywhere they go. I imagine this program could be used by a parent who has a child who wants to bring their stuffed animals with them, but can’t. So through this program, the parent could console a child by showing the child that their stuffed animals are with them and are having fun at school with them. When a person looks through the phone, they could see stuffed animals walking behind them or playing/dancing. The stuffed animal models and animations could come from free models or I could try to scan in my stuffed animals into the project.
2. “How Big is Whale”
Whales are so large that its difficult for a human to conceptualize. By placing a whale into reality, I could show how dreadfully large whales are.
2b. “How Big are Pokemon”
The size of pokemon in Pokemon Go are not accurate at all to the size of pokemon in games. Showing the true size of a pokemon could be interesting to see and further bring the world of pokemon to life. The size of some pokemon are so oddly large, I think by showing the size, I could also demonstrate the implied danger of the pokemon world. This project would probably include whatever free pokemon assets I can find.
I had a couple of ideas which I was interested in creating an AR sculpture:
I’m not entirely sure if this could pass as a sculpture, but I’d be interested in creating a beach that can be stemmed from the corner of a room. I miss California, especially the beaches since COVID-19 required all beaches to be closed, so it’s been a while since I’ve gotten the chance to visit a beach. I figured I could create a realistic sculpture of a palm tree, with a miniature realistic beach that surrounds it.
Outdoor Palm Trees in Pittsburgh
I’m interested in creating a life-size line of palm-trees with leaves that sway in the wind. I would like them to appear on the sidewalks of any given road, and would like them to be as tall as possible. I’m interested in incorporating the idea of the beach as well into the area surrounding these trees.
Sculpture in-between 2 large buildings (Golden Gate Bridge/ Colorful Stream)
Another idea I had was creating an enormous sculpture that exists between my apartment complex and a neighboring apartment complex which I see through my window everyday. Since both apartments are about 20-stories high, I thought it be interested to create a large sculpture that connects both apartment complexes, or is situated so that it connects both of them. Some ideas I had were creating the golden gate bridge, or installing a colorful light stream that flows between both buildings.
I rarely leave my room so… I thought of the things that I interact with on an average day(my laptop, chair, desk, light switch, etc.) and I imagined blinking/flashing handprints on the areas I interact with the most on an average day. Almost like (!)pings for tasks in a game. Inspired by my very own window:
Spinning coins leads me to my daily morning coffee.
Path of the coins(represented as static circles for now) example:
Just using this as a way to remind myself that even just getting up and making a simple coffee should feel like a reward.
Me + Tree: One Day – a last minute idea just came up(hideous sketch ahead): a figure just lying against a tree in my backyard asleep.