Context： In response to this week's theme of "play and stillness," I used UE5 to make a scene that looked quiet and healing.
Method： First of all, I downloaded the model I needed on the Internet (because of the time problem, I could not build it by myself). Then I import the model into UE5. I adjusted the sky and atmosphere parameters and added aperture in UE5. Then I replaced the land with water and built an island in the middle.
Response： I was inspired by the shots of big trees in many movies. Like "Gone with the wind," "The lovely bones," and the big tree in "Up." The big tree scene in the movie always makes me feel very quiet. So I thought about a question, why does the tree give people a very quiet and healing feeling? Even big trees can become landscapes.Because the tree symbolizes time. The tree is still growing after many years of wind and rain. So in response to this week's theme, I used UE5 to build a scene about a big tree.
Context： In response to this week's theme, "play and nature," I made a stop-motion animation with plants. I used branches and leaves to simulate a bonfire burning.
Method： It is autumn where I live now, and the leaves have changed from green to red and yellow. I picked up some suitable branches and leaves on the road. Freshly picked leaves are relatively moist, I put them in a few days, the leaves become very dry. Then I set the branches up like a bonfire. Finally, I kept changing the leaves and took pictures.
Response： I was inspired by the work of Andy Glodsworthy. He often uses snow, ice, leaves, grass, stones and water. Tree branches and other natural materials create temporary works of art in nature. Nature in a broad sense is all animals, plants, some inanimate objects. Such as climate, and geographical phenomena. But a lot of art about nature uses a lot of modern technology. So I limit my materials and work with materials that are within the definition of nature.
Context： In response to this week's theme "play and body", I made two illustrations combining daily necessities with animal bodies.
Method： First I picked out some animal body parts. I want to connect with human products without changing their shape. 1. I use unusual body parts of animals, like the neck of a giraffe, which is very long, like a straw. So I connected the neck of a giraffe with a straw and drew a cup of bubble tea with a giraffe's neck as a straw. 2. In addition, I chose octopus. An octopus looks a lot like a mop. Octopus suckers are also great for cleaning floors. I think of the Disney animation that uses flamingos as golf clubs. So I drew a mop made of an octopus.
Reflection： I was inspired by the poster designed by Thai designer Surachai Puthikulangkura and Polish designer Analog for the Robin Wood environmental group in Germany. They linked animal bodies to disaster and called on people to stop forest fires, stop deforestation. I think my approach can also be further changed to an illustration calling on people to protect the environment. I think my approach can also be further changed to an illustration calling on people to protect the environment. For example, Marine life is affected by garbage. It's possible to combine human trash with body parts of Marine life.
Context： In response to this week's theme, "play and sound," I envisioned a street installation: the Gossip machine. I named this machine SecretX (meaning an unknown person hears your secret). Method： 1.This machine contains 100 mini radios. Every radio contains gossip/secrets about a person. 2.Passers-by can take out a radio and listen to other people's secrets. But the secret on the radio can only be played twice. After listening to it, it will automatically destroy the secret inside. 3. In exchange, the person who listens to the secret needs to record his secret on it. The relay continues. Response： 1. Gossip can make people relax and release pressure. Imagine listening to someone else's secret while waiting for the bus. A study by the University of Michigan found that people who gossip a lot are significantly happier than those who keep to themselves. 2. Maybe this machine can help people who are eager to talk, but don't want others to know who they are. It may also help people who have been hurt, and they may find comfort in knowing the experience of others in this machine. Because subconsciously we all want them to go through the pain for us. According to psychologist John Mendel, people have a subconscious desire to experience pain for themselves, and people who focus on gossip and negative news are in part trying to fulfill that desire.
Reflection: My inspiration comes from my fitness trainer. Whenever I feel tired from exercise, my coach will use a gossip to get me to do more moves. I want to listen to her gossip, I will stick with it. So I started to wonder, why do people like gossip so much? I find that most of the content of gossip is very private, so that people have a desire to find out what it is. Through my research, I have concluded the following points: Gossip can satisfy people's curiosity Information exchange is human nature (by judging the target of gossip, we can determine friendly and enemy forces. Sharing useful intelligence with friendly forces can help improve survival during hostile environments. Gossip can build and maintain relationships (think about if someone A came to you to gossip about someone B, who would you think would have a better relationship with you? Gossip is like a bond that instantly connects the gossiper with the receiver. Although the connection may not last very long. Therefore, the spread of gossip can play a role in maintaining interpersonal relationships. Gossip can influence others reference：Foster, E. K. (2004). Research on Gossip: Taxonomy, Methods, and Future Directions. Review of General Psychology, 8(2), 78–99. Research on Gossip: Taxonomy, Methods, and Future Directions - Eric K. Foster, 2004