What land and water are to amphibians, physical space and cyberspace are to humans. As a human behavior calibrator, the project questions how our own behavior is constantly being redefined as we continue to live between these two mediated realms of completely different nature. Communicating with the participants in a non-verbal way, the artificial creatures in this project respond to stimuli from the exhibition space (participants’ interaction) and the Internet (real-time social media data). Integrating multiple inputs, the individual and group behaviors of the creatures range between extremities of calmness and aggression which may engage the participants to generate new kinds of instinctive behaviors.
Team project with Ren Tang
Supervisor: Taqi Shaheen & Vivian Xu