OolaMaking, Design Fiction
This is a team project collaborated with Melody Ling, Tao Liu and Jou Yu
Role: Unity and physical robot simulation, video shooting and editing
DescriptionIn form of an alien, this proejct represents affordances of AI, such as machine learning, in a fictional world. Oola, the fictional alien, is a galaxy artist who likes to travel around the space to collect different materials to creat its own art. This project also tends to explore possiblities of how AI may support human in harzardous environment, view art and create art.
Phillip van Allen
This project explores the design of AI systems that help people with difficult things. Imagine how a small robot might assist people who have a disability, or are working in constrained situations or in life and death tasks such as working in space, or some other difficult circumstance. As a way to explore new approaches for AI and get past cliched design strategies, students must design the robot as if it already had an alien way of communicating and understanding the world that it was taught by its native civilization. Because it has this background, it communicates and behaves in odd ways that may seem strange to humans. Creating this backstory is part of the assignment. It is an intentionally strange, science fiction UX persona.