Perspective: Summit Highlights

What was the Most impressive technology you saw?

I really enjoyed the Visual language technology presentation and especially Debbie’s part she explained how with modern technology and the frequent use of emoji’s children and teens are becoming illiterate. Debbie then made the connection with symbol based language like the hieroglyphics from Egypt  and emojis theorizing this new language of the latest generation could be the way forward.

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What was the Most Scary technology you saw?

The scariest technology by far was the Artificial Intelligence (AI). I learnt that a google AI has been tasked to create its own AI. This is scary because of the exponential growth that will occur if it creates a very good AI better than anything we have seen up until this point.

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Which Technology will you most likely use in your Creative Career?

Clearly the most likely used technology will be “technology and Media”. This is because as technology grows and the internet develops society will become more and more integrated directly into the web. 25 years ago the best way to spreed the word was via word of mouth or TV, Nowadays with enough of a following your “tweet” can be view by millions of people around the world in a matter of seconds. So as a Designer why wouldn’t you want that same exposure?

Perspective: Summit Presentation

Since everyone had Presented in the weeks before hand we were tasked to create 7-8 groups and make a short 10 minute presentation of a topic provided to us by Dan.

Our options were :

  1. AI
  2. Animation
  3. Digital Advertising
  4. Digital Assets
  5. Digital Environments
  6. Digital Marketing
  7. Game Design
  8. Game Programming
  9. Gaming
  10. Information Design
  11. Interactive Design
  12. Media & The Web
  13. Media Innovation
  14. Mobile Software
  15. Multimedia
  16. Multimedia Applications
  17. Production
  18. Technology & Media
  19. Transmedia Storytelling
  20. UX (User Experience)
  21. Visual & Game Programming
  22. Visual Effects
  23. Visual Language
  24. Web Development

We chose Interactive Design and here is the Power Point we produced:

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I was in charge of the scary stuff slide and learnt many thing about the world of interactive design the most amazing of which is that anyone with an internet connection and device can create a website about anything and the design of said website can be done so poorly that you question the persons sanity. Kind of ironic, no?

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The Perspective Module has really widened my horizons with all the presentations done by all the groups I have learnt many thing and now know what to look for in the future. Clearly half of being a successful person is being able to identify whats to come in the future and to jump on small markets with potential now like VR while its still in its infancy as that market is only going to grow from now on.

 

 

Perspective: Group 5

This weeks class presentation was all about future technologies and there effects. The Moot was:

In the future, there would be no need for human’s in the workplace for we would be replaced by technology

The class discussion consisted of

-Robots can’t create truly new idea’s

-A growing population will demand jobs

-Traditional sports will still require athletes

-there will be “traditionalists” that won’t support robot work.

I disagree with the moot because technology don’t seem to have a limit to the potential it holds and eventually for comforts and cost sake we will give in to the robot work force and you can see it already in , for example, car manufactures with there robot arms instead of humans.

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Perspective: Group 4

Week 4 was my group. power point link- ArtAndTechnology

This is were we talked about the relationship between art and technology and I was in charge of “future trends”

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If we were to go down the digital side we would have 3D spaces in VR/AR and holograms both flat and 3D

If we were to go down the physical route we could have creations with Nano bots (Interactive?) they could have LED’s- simulates sculpting with light

The next stage in tattoos- light up/flashing they could disappear or be interactive- put a gif on your arm

Why stop at tattoos? Why couldn’t you have a hologram projector put on your arm to create a traditional Japanese Dragon tattoo that moves and breaths fire? Moving wings on your back?
Maybe in the far future body part replacement will be an art form with customization

 

Ive always struggled talking in front of people but as I have matured and learned in these classes I have been able to speak up and do my part. I still get nervous each time I do have to talk in front of everyone but its not as bad as the crippling stage fight I have had in the past.

Perspective: Group 2

Week two of Perspective was all about Virtual Reality(VR) and Augmented Reality(AR) and the moot was:

In 30 years time people will be spending more time in a virtual world than a non-virtual world.

Most people in class agreed and said that

-Disabled people would be able to experience the world that they may not of as well as help with rehabilitation.

-Medically being able to see thing smaller than the human eye can handle with the aid of VR and then being able to work on that with the use of a robot arm, for example.

-VR/AR is very expensive at the moment $8000+ nzd and is only used on gaming but like everything as this becomes mainstream parts will become cheaper and smaller until instead of a large headset, infra-red camera’s and expensive computer it could be a $50 ear bud device or chip that goes directly into your head.

-The Human body still has basic functions that must take place to survive so some time has to be out of VR, for example Sleeping, eating and using the bathroom.

I agree with the moot as all technology will become cheaper,smaller and therefore easier to get. People play games, read books, watch TV as a form of escapism, why can’t the next thing be VR? and why can’t there be extreme users?

Perspective: Group 1

Today(12/4/17) in class we had our first Perspectives lesson and because it was everyone’s first experience like this it started off a bit shaky.

Group 1 presented about three futurism artists and then provided the moot:

Our Memory is becoming poorer as we get older.

The way this is worded allows for some interpretation such as the word “older” does it refer to us as a society, generation, species or individual?

During the discussion many points of view arose

-We are becoming more dependant on technology for literally everything.

-We don’t need to store as much raw information in our memory if you know how to find that information (Google).

-Nano Bot assistance/straight brain to internet connectivity will be possible in the future and allow us to store less in our actual memory and instead in the cloud.

-Social Media is already a memory aid as everything a young person does is recorded on facebook with images and comments.

-Different generations have to remember different Things and we aren’t losing memory necessarily its just different sort of info that our parent and grandparents needed to know.

I agree with the moot I don’t have to remember as much as my parent but that’s is because I have taken advantage of apps like “Keep” to remind me of things. I assume most young people are in similar situation as we take advantage of the technology provided as older generations are less likely to do the same.