The information explosion
We’re living in a world of information overload, countless news land on our phone daily with “COVID-19” or“webinar” somewhere in the subject line. We're losing the ability to stand back and think. So, how do we do that?
produced by: Qike Shi
Through the points, lines, planes and black and white shining a metaphorical light on people who are living in the era of information explosion. In daily life, there is Messy, entangled, and loss. But here’s the thing, we shouldn’t be trying to keep up at all, need to refocus attention and improve decision making.
Concept and background research
We’re living in a world of information overload, countless news land on our phone daily with “COVID-19” or“webinar” somewhere in the subject line. Trying to keep up with all of this information can be exhausting. We're losing the ability to stand back and think. lt is then, that we lose the sense of self-worth and the bigger picture of vitality altogether. So, how do we do that? We should find the signal in the noise.
Hardware: laptop & projector
Software: OpenFrameworks + ofPiMapper
I used for loops, sin/cos, if-statements, vectors, functions, In most scenes, using the points, lines, planes, and black and white. I think these simplest expressions are powerful. Use noise and angle rotation to show layered lines over time. The background is constantly refreshed, the picture changes with the number of frames, and different points move in the corresponding grid. In openFrameworks, my favorite function is noise. It is very powerful. We can make very beautiful patterns by changing the parameters. I often use sin and cos to draw different trajectories, and every debugging parameter is a new experience.
There are many possibilities. I will continue to study using the points, lines, planes, and black and white. I hope that more functions can be used to improve this project in the future, such as human-computer interaction and music.
Being unfamiliar with many functions has led to the lack of effects that I originally wanted to express, and the transition of scenes is not consistent. I think I still have a lot of room for improvement.
 Workshops in Creative Coding Lab and Homework Assignments
 Shiffman, Daniel., Shannon. Fry, and Zannah. Marsh. The Nature of Code. 2012. Print.
 Shiffman, Daniel. Learning Processing a Beginner's Guide to Programming Images, Animation, and Interaction. Second ed. 2015. Print.