Mark Chan

Creative Process Journal


Mimicking Human Habits


For this week's assignment, I used Arduino and a photocell to control the strength of candle's flame in Processing. This drawing of attention to common human actions that we sometimes don't give a second thought to is something that I'm interested in exploring.

For the final project, I'm thinking about creating a controller that would be used to control on screen activities, but each would require using the controller in a different, yet intuitive way. Some ideas include shaking a salt shaker, or hitting the bottom of a bottle of ketchup. By using these interactions, I want to draw attention to actions that we subconsciously perform on a daily basis, helping us consider these actions more consciously.

The aim is to not give on screen instructions, but allow the participant to intuitively figure out what to do.

Mark Chan