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)
This week I did several small tests. Mainly tech stuff. And I found out that it’s really not easy to come out a good scenario.
Realized only laptop needed to link to itpsandbox to be server, and all the phones can connect to nyu wifi and access laptop server by going to laptop’s IP address. The whole world can access my laptop if they know my IP address! So crazy!! Mind blown!!!
Try to figure out how to get 360 rotation from accelerometer, and magnetometer of bluetooth TI Sensor Tag.
So far get pitch and roll from accelerometer, and yaw from magnetometer, but works kind of weird when using all of three at the same time. Works fine if just use pitch and yaw.
Bluetooth data transfer is not as free as serial communication. Might have to swtich to XBee/radio? :/
I bought a Slimport MicroUSB to HDMI adapter cable and tested it with projectors. It didn’t work with Samsung Pico project (HDMI to VGA to VGA 15pin), which is very small. But it worked with the medium size ones (HDMI to HDMI)!
Control Room 2.0
Following the new strategy, get one done in detailed and change based on feedback, and experiment others freely, I chose Control Room as my target mask, since it already had physical form.
Things planed to change:
How can it integrate into daily life? Use it in front of laptop, use it outside home?
–> Only one window is remote view, others all local view
–> Portable home: always connected with your home. So you can see/talk with family members all the time, and your pets too
–> Open field option of relaxing escape for daily use
Based on feedback from user testing, people want to see the real world more(= see more windows, e.g. be able to see their hands if they want)
–> More windows to see more clearly
More comfortable (suggestion from teacher Despina)
Smell good –> To do
Easy to put on, pillow in the back? –> To do
Aim for wearing for longer time, since it represents Home
Self: Based on where your head turns toward to, the things in the house react to it
Open the door –> explode the house
T_T so difficult
Quaternion & Euler
“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! TvT” –> famous Fxck & Yeah moment
Spent almost three hours trying to rotate the body with quaternion, but only change rotation.y, trying to deal something looks like this , and then found out that Three.js has Euler FUNCTION that can just convert Quaternion to Euler for you. Just need the source quaternion and order of axes.
It seems my “design for overcoming things”, a.k.a Introversion inclination, is not strong (might because I didn’t research enough to back it up), and can’t cover/explain what I’ve done and going to do. I know it depends on what I my main desire is. But I kind of don’t know it clearly enough now…
SO. New strategy! For introvert is my original motivation, and then it gradually becomes the process of experiment, and suggest different ways to incorporate VR into daily life, with the physical medium: Mask, in two categories: functional & identity shift.