It’s a remedy mask for two people who hesitate to talk to each other. Separated from outside world with the mask, users sit with legs crossed, face to face, and communicate with each other through smiles. It’s for the eager of communicating without seeing each other’s face yet still feeling the intimacy. In the virtual world, users are surrounded by huge monsters, who will help the remediation process.
Two-people, foldable accordion origami mask
Portable intimate space
Self-made surface mounted circuit board as Muscle Sensor * 2
One for each users
For detecting the muscle on face. In this scenario, will be used to detect Zygomaticus major muscle, which is associated with smiling
Small scale paper testing (Thank Origami master Uttam for the help!)
Then use mylar sheet for the final material. Got an angel helper Gladys!
Test putting it on two people! Need to add paper in the bottom part to increase the distance between two users, allowing the space for sitting with legs crossed face to face comfortably
It’s a puppet mask that speaks for you when you are not in the mood of socializing but still wanting to be nice. It also helps you to escape the real world, and provides temporary healthy self-pity for you to enjoy
Tunnel between real & virtual world
Deal with social behaviors for you
Take you exploring the 100% reality-unrelated world
self pity zone
so many escapees zone
white noise zone
connect to other masks
Use upholstery foam as paper. Trace the pattern on the foam and cut it.
Glue them with hot glue! Perfect match with foam. Thanks for the tips from awesome Jingwen!
So many hot glue sticks to make a head.
Body without hands and legs yet.
Waiting for elastic band to assemble all together! (Look like a creepy baby)
First prototype (or maybe not just a prototype…) of MASK collection – Control Room.
It’s the kind of fantasy castle that a child builds up and role-play inside. The interior is rough and the space is tiny, but with the protection and imaginary friends, you feel less timid to the outside world.
It’s a townhouse cardboard mask
User is virtually in a cardboard room, and sees the real world through different windows
The distance between self and the world is created, thus decreased the threatening feeling
When you stay still, imaginary friends start to encourage you
Things I learned
For improving performance of phone, reducing face amount
Detailed model –> NO, simple yet interesting shape –> YES
Texture’s effect is more powerful than model
Imagination friend test
Normal, discarded cardboard is too thick… have to buy a good thin quality cardboard.
Scale up for eyeglasses. Too big unfortunately. Width between them will be perfect. One good thing is although the mat board is a little bit heavier, it’s not that big difference.