What I have been doing
1.External expert interview:
Went to visit ambienttv.net studio in Hackney to interview the artists there to ask them questions about privacy issue and get feedback on my first intervention.
About ambienttv.net :Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel are intermedia artists whose practice interrogates conceptions of progress through the devising of tools and frameworks and the instigation of processes, with a strong emphasis on research and dissemination. Recent works have addressed surveillance, corporate data harvesting, and the regulation of public space.
Talked to the graduates who did the similar project with me. Knowing about their thinking and feedbacks from their tutors.
2.Reflect on my first intervention:
Updated and repackaged the first intervention into Mark 2 prototype. Better made and quality.
3. Design the next intervention:
I created a double-side mirror mask which allows you to see threw but when other people watch you, all they can see is their faces’ reflection on your face. I tried different shapes to fit ergonomics and aesthetic value. I also tried different materials and thickness.
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4. Make the intervention:
chose the right material and used the laser cutter to make it. Made four prototypes but one broken during testing.
5. Test the next intervention:
I wear my intervention in some public spaces: piccadilly circus, train stations, on the tube/bus. To see people’s reactions.
An updated plan of action
To talk to the people and ask them about their feeling about the mask to see if they would like to wear it for special occasion. Reflecting on the last two intervention to see the opportunity of the next intervention.
Planning to work with the artists from ambienttv.net on their new film: Smart City. about privacy and surveillance during the summer.
Planing to join a friend in Newcastle on his new short video about privacy in the following weeks.
What you want to cover in the 20 mins - say 3 main issues
If I want the first intervention to keep going what I should do
Feedback on the second intervention
How to make the second intervention testing more interactive.
How to make it more benefit to my project when working with artists on their project