72-bian is a project offering tourist in china a new angle to discover, understand the human culture and society structure, which no more limitation by tourist language difference.
The original phase of “72-bian” comes from a classical Chinese epic novel “Journey to West”, Monkey King (Chinese called: Sun Wukong) knows 72 transformations (Chinese known as: bian), which allows him to transform into various animals and objects depending on different situation.
With 1.33 billion people, China today remains the world’s most populous country and people try hard to adapt themselves to the complex society.
In Shanghai Observation deck, 72-bian touch screen, through selecting their life preference and habits, offering tourists a golden opportunity to explore their possible Chinese ID. Participants may receive a totem chop which represents their own 72-bian.
Participant receives a totem chop which belongs to their 72-bian
Sample of 72-bian
The New Insider is a daily life, experimental, interactive art project for couples. Each of them put on a piece of LED on their neck, which place closely to their heart. In the same time, they also need a hand band for tracking pulse and connect to their iPhone. As a result, anytime, anywhere,couples can check the other’s heartbeat and able to know their emotion or what they are doing.
The New Insider offers another choice to lovers who are going to get marry or married,another choice besides ring. The social taboo, religious constrictions you have placed around love, which even working without analyze and evaluate, have made it virtually impossible for you to enjoy your being. We believe the best andmost beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Therefore, we do experience experiment.
As Asia's most cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong boasts around 13,910 restaurants serving a wide range of world cuisines. From the increasing world-wide exchanges of national and cultural resources, people in Hong Kong is demanding higher quality of food in order to enjoy great "oral pleasure".
Hong Kong people love "decoction" to treat the tired body, "meals" for recreation relax, "Afternoon tea" for business talk, "dinner for meeting friends, dining table become an important place for Hong Kong people spending their fragmented time after their office hour. Featured in countless types of ingredients, cooking techniques and delicious dishes on the table, you must be able to achieve your "food orgasm."
We use ordinary meal dish replacing gramophone record as an entertaining tableware. The trailer made reader can transform pattern to audio poem and discovery your best orgasm.
We Love To Play More,
therefore, we bulid time machine to make our experiments do it once, and do it right!
Time machine is a project status and task reminder hub, connecting a television in our lab and personal mobile phones, which showing and organizing overview project status. TV let us know everybody and project status. Mobile APP allow us to create, modify and synchronize our meeting time once together. No matter where you are, our APP task notification provides friendly reminders.
exhibited in City University in Hong Kong
Hong Kong old propaganda graphic design is unforgettable. For every Hong Kong people, it is not only our mass remembrance, but also recorded over time changes. From Florida Water of the “Two Girls Brand”, movie posters, I saw Hong Kong’s enthusiasm. Every thing become sentient and speaks to me. In front of cinema, every hand draw advertising poster has own flesh and blood, lively, because every piece is difference from the others. At that time, no matter on the material, visual elements, graphic design was full of Hong Kong unique style. In the design history, Hong Kong owns it only unique style in 40’ s-50.
I do not understand why I deeply interested in old propaganda graphic design and try to ask why. Therefore, in the beginning, I did research for that period’s graphics and analyze it’s visual, especially common graphic’s criterion. Starting from this mystery, I am going to extrapolate step by step for search inspiration for this project. Digital revolution influences Arts. It allow design without thinking. Words to William Morris, to reply Willian Morris, who thought that most of products in Industraial Revolution definite as kitsch, however, what would be the result after digital revolution? Nowadays, new media are widely used by commercial promotion or other communication ways. Is it all of them need new media? Are new media expressing a better content? Why do we use new media, because of better attraction?
When audience walks through the distance sensor, old Hong Kong graphics style projection changes according to distance. On a simple graphic, it also includes timeline and motion.
Since Online media become the most important social communication platform in Hong Kong, no matter it brings convenience to our life, somehow users reduce their real life social activities. In use of neon light, which famous in make up Hong Kong as a magical world that never ends in every night, publish post new topic or comment "let's have a coffee" through mobile facebook, to explore the virtal and reality communication between the non-face to face relationship.
Refracts is a custom-made neon light illustrates a popular Hong Kong words, "let's have a coffee". Refract is a flash mob mission, located in popular restaurant or bar district, reminding people to connect with friends. When passerby connects virtual friends in facebook by leaving related words like "let's have a coffee" and tag friends, it lights up the custom-made neon light.
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