Are We Humane?
A dialogue between space and bodies in the context of cattle slaughter in factory farming

What will be a new form of Human-machine Interaction in creative realm when tool has its own thought? What if we give the right to children to choose the training images depending on their views of the world? How might we design a tablet app to extend creativity and maintain independent thinking for children(6~10) by using machine learning technology?

Project Info
Mar. 2019 - Jun. 2019
Unit 2 A Tool for Whom
Royal College of Art, London
Tools
Python - Machine Learning
Unity - Working Drawing Interface
Sketch - Final APP Interface

What will be a new form of Human-machine Interaction in creative realm when tool has its own thought? What if we give the right to children to choose the training images depending on their views of the world? How might we design a tablet app to extend creativity and maintain independent thinking for children(6~10) by using machine learning technology?

Project Info
Nov. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Unit 1 - Smart Habitat
Royal College of Art, London
Tools
Wekinator - Machine Learning
Leap Motion, Kinect - Gesture Tracking
After Effects - Concept Video
Project Info
Nov. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Unit 4 Design For The Unsettling
Royal College of Art, London
Tools
Google Assistant API - Voice Interaction
Arduino - Functional Prototypes
IFTTT - Online IoT Platform

What will be a new form of Human-machine Interaction in creative realm when tool has its own thought? What if we give the right to children to choose the training images depending on their views of the world?

Project Info
Oct. 2019 - Nov. 2019
Unit 3 - The Exhibitionist
Royal College of Art, London
Tools
Unity, C4D, Premiere - VR Prototype
Raspberry Pi - Tangible Heartbeat Prototype
AR.js, A-Frame - AR Poster
Role & Teammates
Research, Concept Generation, VR + AR + Tangible Interaction Design & Prototyping
Anne-Marie Heck, Rashmi Bidasaria

What will be a new form of Human-machine Interaction in creative realm when tool has its own thought? What if we give the right to children to choose the training images depending on their views of the world?

Project Info
Nov. 2018 - 5 days workshop
AcrossRCA - SenseAbility
Royal College of Art, London
Tools
Arduino - Sensory Interaction Prototype
Scent Making
A/B Testing
Role & Teammates
Research, Concept Generation, Sensory Interaction Design & Prototyping
Moritz Dittrich, Janina Frye, Sushila Pun, Yiling Zhang
Overview

Are we humane? 

Our floor-based intervention presents an installation, an uncomfortable set-up that questions the ethics and politics of humane architecture in the context of factory farming. Through an immersive video, the spectator experiences the journey of cattle inside the Serpentine Ramp, “Stairway to Heaven” - an infrastructure implemented in most of America’s slaughter houses designed by the iconic and controversial figure Temple Grandin.

Driven by the drastic change in heartbeat of the animal paired with visual cues, the installation precisely depicts the physiological condition of the animal in its last steps. 

Systematized humane killing of animals has led to an unsolvable debate about our ethical/unethical interaction with animals. ‘Humane' is a conundrum: it directs us to a debate where violence is one half of the argument and an inevitable one.

We have recreated this moment to invite the audience to think about the asymmetry of power between animals and their surrounding architecture. We aim to question the existential concept of “humanity” in animal slaughtering. On a stronger note, to examine the idea that humans can ethically exploit animals by weaponizing spaces - spaces designed for death and violence - and the questionable politics and humanness of the design of such places.

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