Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Art 3101: Human Canine Prosthetics


Dogs are known to be man and woman’s best friend and have a huge place in my family as our own kin. I grew up playing tug of war with large dog breeds, placing the toy in my mouth to behave like them. One question always came to my mind – what is it really like to be a dog? Due to our physical upright human proportions, we are unable to walk around like our quadruped friends. I developed with the human and canine skeletons in mind, Human Canine Prosthetics create a fun experience bonding with your companion on your own four legs.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Art 3101: Sketches - Prosthetic object or extended perceptual (Part 2)

Human Prosthetics that let us experience life on 4 legs just like our best friends. 

This idea is to have a person wear prosthetics that would prevent them from walking upright. The front boots would have an inside bar that your hand raps around to stabilize the body. This would give the person a canine view of the world. Their body would have to adjust to using their limbs in a new way as the prosthetics give them the canine ability to move as a quadruped.

To see previous post about this project click here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Art 3101: Sketches - Prosthetic object or extended perceptual

Idea 1. Dreaming Walker
Devices that claim to improve your sleep with lucid dreams, such as these masks and headbands, exist already today. With this device, the person wears a bluetooth lucid dream capable headband that will take a step each time the person steps in their dream. In a lucid dream, you are aware of the fact that you are in a dream. However, with this device you can control where you walk in the real world too. However, just you might not know where you are when you wake up. 

 Idea 2. Human prosthetics that make humans walk like dogs. 
In order to be on the same level as our K9 Friends we always go on our hands and knees. Because our bodies are designed to be upright on 2 legs rather 4, it is impossible for us to exactly walk like them. With this we can get the true, and fun, experience of walking like hour our family pets do. The front boots would have a bar in which we can grab with our own hands, stopping us from using our opposable thumbs while trying to get the real experience.

To see updated sketch of Human prosthetic idea please click here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Art 3101: Telepistomologic Themie Last Update


 My Telepistomologic Themie Project was build, painted and tested by animals within the past week. A few physical changes happened to the device as it had issues supporting the bowl on top due to the weight. I was able to change the support imbalance and also added a closed off front and back instead of having an open hole. This stabilized the phone further than it did before.

The recordings were successful, despite one minor hiccup from a dog having separated the body and the food/water bowl. I figured out that this happened from me not using a strong enough glue and decided to use a strong construction tape instead to hold it down.  The videos recorded from my cell phone are currently in the editing process for Thursday's project deadline.

You may compare these images to the previous post of 3D models (Please click on the link!) that were used in the creation of the project idea.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Art 3101: 3D Printed Cubes!! (yay)

So I can officially say that I have my first 3D object from a class that was created off of cinema 4D and printed into a one inch cube in which that I can physically hold. It feels really amazing. We had an in class project to create cubes with our for initial of our name (mine being C) and have our cubes connect to a classmates somehow. He and I chose to have mine as the "innie" cube and his as the "outie". The knob on his is a trapezoid like figure that gets smaller as it gets to the edge, where it would fully connect with my cube. 


As I learn more about 3D modeling I hope to have more 3D printed objects soon. I'm quite proud with my progress, but as with all beginners in any program I am still learning and progressing with each class. Our next project is to take Project One and to physically build it. More updates on that soon! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Art 3101: Telepistomologic Sketches

I honestly had a lot of trouble thinking "outside the box" for this assignment. My usual mindset of thinking is in a narrative format, usually about how to display cultural differences, language barriers and how the character handles it within the society they live in.

The idea i ended up coming up with was an inspired by watching my boyfriend play with his mom's dog. The dog would hold his mouth open at the appearance of a treat but snap it shut when the treat would be retracted away. The idea is a bowl attached to a wood bottom that is slightly smaller than the clear glass bowl. The bottom is a two piece surface that would allow for easy access to pull it apart and clean.

A phone or thin camera would have a felt pouch with two long handles that contain micro cameras (2 each side) these then record how the dog (or any animal) that approaches the bowl eats on the food and how we can see the mouth of the animal. The device's felt handles would have a clip to attach them to the inside part of the bowl. The size of the bottom square is about 9x9 to 12x12. The opening for the phone would be 5x7 to accommodate 
the size of a samsung s5 with the pouch/handles attached. 

 First Approach


 Above View
 Bottom View