ERIC SCHUBERT


Thesis Gateway Portfolio

Thesis Proposal Statement:

What constitutes the aura of an individual or a thing? Can it be illuminated or represented through digital means?

How it might be possible to infuse digital versions of the self (such as the personal web page, social media profile, or the 3D model of the self in virtual reality) with the aura of the self.

How can you touch and be touched in digital space?

In design terms, what does it mean to build an aura through photogrammetry of the self or photogrammetry of the soul?

Can digital tools return the aura to those who display “flat affect” or have lost a sense of themselves through biochemical or physical changes to the body, e.g, in cases of schizophrenia, dementia, or depression?



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ERIC SCHUBERT
Thesis Gateway Portfolio


Thesis Proposal Statement:

What constitutes the aura of an individual or a thing? Can it be illuminated or represented through digital means?

How it might be possible to infuse digital versions of the self (such as the personal web page, social media profile, or the 3D model of the self in virtual reality) with the aura of the self.

How can you touch and be touched in digital space?

In design terms, what does it mean to build an aura through photogrammetry of the self or photogrammetry of the soul?

Can digital tools return the aura to those who display “flat affect” or have lost a sense of themselves through biochemical or physical changes to the body, e.g, in cases of schizophrenia, dementia, or depression?



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How to Touch(and Be Touched) in Digital Space

Project Brief: Using a found or hosted online camera feed and the technology introduced in the workshops, design a live stream that explores “Digital as a Place.”

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Studio 1



The Occlusion Layer

Project Brief: Research, imagine, and design new kinds of digital urban events through machine learning and augmented reality. Using Downtown Los Angeles as a site of inspiration and intervention, explore how these technologies can play an important role in what is collectively tracked, triggered, and celebrated—generating digital parades, pop-ups, parties, performances!

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Studio 2





The Workplace Organism: Color [Self] Correction

Project Brief: Make a short video vignette and accompanying written statement that critically and creatively explores an aspect of the future of work.

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Studio 3




The Foraging Kitchen

Project Brief:Design and construct (i.e., stage) a speculative making space. Consider the tools, processes, and context of the making space, and figure out how to create and communicate these elements. Share the making space through a live feed from an imagined camera installed at the space.

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Studio 3





Project Health

Project Brief: Design a technological something (e.g., wearable, device, tool, space, software, infrastructure) that gives you a special ability or superpower. The final deliverable is a prototype or prop, brought to life through demo, performance, enactment, and/or visual narrative.

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Studio 4




Hart Ranch: An Epic Poem Video Game Experience

Project Brief: Create a vivarium based on the condition of “melting”: a micro-world where a defined set of properties and behaviors are placed and developed.

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Creative Technology
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The Mad Queen of Planet Ada

Project Brief: Working with a partner, construct two electronic beings capable of percieving some aspects of the environment around them. Use whatever sensors are necessary to create their "worldview." Then connect them into a network that would enable them to communicate their findings, and respond to the communications of their counterpart.

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Creative Technology
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