Sketches and visual expression

WIP Exhibition:

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Physical:

A gashapon machine and each gashapon have an instruction.

A provocative manifesto includes controversial but often-talked about topics on Weibo (Chinese Twitter). Printed it on a big paper and invite audiences to follow the instruction in the gashapon and do some lingual changes.

Digital:

A website that includes all manifesto and the audience can choose a sentence in it. The programme will automatically do the changes for you.

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Some visual elements I produced that related to the self-censorship

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  1. Eye of Providence without eyes
  2. A Winnie Pooh consists of emoji
  3. A mechanical eye created in p5js
  4. Handwriting pronoun

 

Narrative images

Each poster tells a story about self-censorship. Some might be related to this topic while others are abstract storytelling.

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Cathedral of Socialism

Bauhaus and self-censorship

包豪斯的悖论 社会主义与政治无关性

https://www.academia.edu/37128521/The_Bauhaus_Manifesto_Postwar_to_Postwar_From_the_Street_to_the_Wall_to_the_Radio_to_the_Memoir

 

multiplesocialmedia

Multiple Virtual Identities

 

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The world we live in

 

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Distortion Field

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Self-censorship / WIP

Self-censorship is the act of censoring or classifying one’s own discourse. This is done out of fear of, or deference to, the sensibilities or preferences (actual or perceived) of others and without overt pressure from any specific party or institution of authority.

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how we give in step by step from 和谐社会 to 水产

“Rivercrabbing” in the second paragraph is a Euphemisms for Internet censorship in China. I am not surprised to see China here at all.

When I am doing this project, I am in the situation of self-censorship as well. If I have done it well, I dare not to post them online. If I have done it badly, I don’t need to post them online to make a fool of myself. The result is the same, this project is only suited for submitting as a school assignment.

For WIP

This is a project about online self-censorship. In this project, the audience can see the process that how self-censorship changes our talking behaviours on social media and how we give up expressing sharp points in exchange for undisturbed.receivernotfound

If you reply to any tweets with word that contains the surname of China’s president (Xi=习) in Weibo (Chinese Twitter), this reply will automatically disappear in the comment section. You are the only one can see it and you won’t know others will not see it. You can’t against this rule so you type in another language instead. And next time before you send a tweet, you realise this rule and you decide don’t take this risk. You gave up some of the rights that were originally yours, even its insignificant.

There’s another situation: you know that they will ban this specific word, so you choose to use emoji instead. But the algorithm banned this emoji as well. Then you think next time you’ll use slash or asterisk to cut off each character or write the word upside down, or use homophonic network language, still doesn’t work. After you try many different ways you finally safe, but your clear and strong opinion has already become a bunch of garbled, which only you can understand it. You didn’t give in to the censorship mechanism, you worked hard against self-censorship, but the result is still the same. Receiver still not found.

One thing we talked about in the class is the forbidden words would not take turns, only more and more. Things already passed but those words are kept in secret forever.

 

We all know self-censorship is related to politics a lot, but

 

sensitive word: 996  (It derives its name from its requirement that employees work from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, 6 days per week. A number of Chinese internet companies have adopted this system as their official work schedule. Critics argue the 996 working hour system is a flagrant violation of Chinese law.)

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The content:

In the case of being forced to work 10 hours, 12 hours, or even 14 hours a day, in 1st May 1886, more than 200,000 workers in Chicago in the United States took to the streets to fight for an eight-hour work system. To commemorate the workers’ movement, in July 1889, the Second International announced that it would set the annual today as the common festival of the international proletariat, Labor Day.

The picture: parade

The pop-up: No view permission

Material Preparation

6 controversial but often-talked-about topics.

  • feminism
  • show business
  • politics
  • religion
  • LGBT
  • euthanasia/death penalty

(maybe more gashapons later)

The other side of the self-censorship, apart from the government, will have different communities (groups) depending on the events. Fans group, religious fanatics, homophobia, etc.

6 instructions on each paragraph.

(Guaranteed to understand as much as possible after abbreviations)

  • delete all vowel characters
  • replace as much as possible words into emoji👿
  • use abbreviation on some word
  • use placeholder between each word (@#$%^&*+)
  • reverse a word
  • use pronouns (You-Know-Who for Voldemort)

Feminism:

You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.

Show Business:

Wrecking Ball was provocative, had a huge impact on pop culture and broke the vevo record. Miley is white and pop. It wins video of the year. Anaconda was provocative, had a huge impact on pop culture and broke the vevo record. Nicki is black and rap. It doesn’t even get nominated.

Politics:

This Dog got it right at local Polling Station by having a SHIT this how we all in this country feel about politics in UK.

Religion:

Chinese authorities are using a mobile app to carry out illegal mass surveillance & arbitrary detention of Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region. “monitoring every aspect of people’s lives”

LGBT:

‘Homosexuality is the correct sexual orientation’ is an objective fact. ‘Acknowledging homosexuality is the correct sexual orientation’ is a personal choice.

(I retweet and said: ‘Acknowledging homosexuality is the correct sexual orientation’ is a personal choice. Advocating and appealing on ‘homosexuality is the correct sexual orientation is a personal choice’ is the wrong behaviour. Acknowledging paedophilia is also a personal choice. Everything in the world is a personal choice. How can anyone force you to choose something you don’t like? It’s not Cultural Revolution. But your behaviour is not correct. It’s not normal. You can’t be proud of it.)

(And of course, I use abbreviation ‘lt’ and ‘wg’ to instead paedophilia and Cultural Revolution based on Chinese pronunciation.)

Euthanasia:

my strange addiction is the reason i believe in euthanasia.

(some perverts will ask what’s ur strange addiction/do you wanna play with me)

 

Those are six mean words. Some of them make sense and others are abreaction.

 

Reference:

https://2xiangzi.blogspot.com/2016/01/self-censorship.html

Workshops

Creative Coding

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Unity

WHY UNITY?

  • physics engine
  • rendering engine
  • animation pipeline
  • scripting in C#
  • simple audio mixing
  • built-in XR support
  • lots of other plugins and assets you can add
assets-scenes-samplescene.unity
直接拖到unity窗口的assets里
play状态退出会reset参数

 

shortcut
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edit-project settings-Axes

🉑️连Arduino的keyboard之类的 控制方向 hor/ver

Vector3.zero = Vector3 (0,0,0)

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stage 1 let the capsule moves

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stage 2 a very simple game and I type the wrong text

Competition Project

Brief:

https://opencall.sciencegallery.com/gender

Keywords:

Gender, Sex, Body, Environment

 

It seems like a part of human nature that naked bodies are thought to be strongly connected to porn. But sometimes, these feelings of erotics are influenced by various factors such as environment, forms or decorations. One of the most well-known examples is that famous artworks often includes naked female bodies, as they’re seen as arts in gallery environments.

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Body

 

‘Erotic art is truly an image without context, a naked and pure image that transgresses the norm by making the private, the intimate and the sexual public, expressing the infinite power and beauty of the subconscious.’

From this, we can see that as long as the artist or an official institution claims that those pornographic visual materials are erotic art, or they are placed in solemn and grand occasions, such as museums, they are undoubtedly arts.

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Environment

https://papayaxian0927.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/customising-the-body/

 

Nature and Consciousness

 

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Experiments

 

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Experiments 2

 

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Shooting layout

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Projected Objects

Feedback and refinement

Crit

In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.

—— Andy Warhol, 1968

 

Everyone wants 15 minutes to be fame every day.

——One participant of We Live in Public Project, 1999

 

At present, because there are so many channels by which an individual might attain fame, albeit not enduring fame, virtually anyone can become famous for a brief period of time.

In the future, everyone will be obscure for 15 minutes.

There are some visual demonstrations that expressing the relationship of coherent entangled information explosion.

 

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凝缩和移置本质上是语言学现象,意义要么(以隐喻方式)被凝缩,要么(以换喻方式)被移置。

Steganography vs Signified | Machine vs Human

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Messages can be understood by the machine not human.

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Messages can be understood by human not machine.

Homonym and Acronym

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He Xie, which is a homonym for harmony and a phrase that is used regularly by the government.

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Improvement

Focusing on the topic that ‘how machine can change our behaviour’.

‘Receiver Not Found’ could have two interpretations. One is from the government which will let some ‘dangerous people’ disappear, the other is from the net friends who can’t know all your screen names and social media account, which means they can only know a part of you. When you discard this account, they will lose you forever.

Self-gaze, or self-censorship, shows the experience that people constantly reflect on their behaviour in daily online surfing. Not only is the subject of being monitored, but also as the subject of the speech and the individual being watched by others.

The purpose of the government is making us be conscious of self-censorship, online and offline.

Although being watched all the time, people still would like to post privacy online to get some attention back, and looking for friendship in cyberspace is a convenient way indeed.

How do people self-examine? How do people make friends online? How do people examine themselves and make friends at the same time?

Unfortunately, we cannot type words and images in one sentence and that’s the reason we need emoji. emoji is one of the most commonly used signified in network language. By transferring the mental concept into a visual element, the original meaning of the words will not be lost but can escape online surveillance at the same time.

Self-censorship

emoji mosaic

 

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Homonym and Acronym are two ways when people post something online (for example, on social media) to express opinions or say some bad words but don’t want others to search because we don’t quite understand how the search engine works.

For example, if one wants to say something about the 主席 (chairman) on Weibo (Chinese twitter) but he afraid that others know. To be on the safe side, he would type this word as 主/席 or . So we can use emoji to instead word.

 

Chinese Cyborg poem

information hide in messy code

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Text – Pronunciation translation

Hieroglyphic translation

Classic Chinese meaning translation

Meaning Extend translation

Mixed translation

 

Multiple virtual identities

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