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Practice Ideation

As an interdisciplinary design student, I am always interested in how does technological evolution adjust the landscape of our modern life, and intend to envision the influence. I was looking for the burning issue about big data and social network before, till I read the book “Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World” by Christopher Steiner, as the title, the book tells the story of how algorithms took over and shows why the bot revolution is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently. The chapter talks about invisible algorithms in the pop music industry inspired me, there are so… More

Ambiguity of AI-human collaboration to author pop music

What’s also unclear is the question of authorship. This is especially true for the creative works based on machine learning. Since the input data allows AI to learn from is made by someone else, if the outcome is applied for commercial use, should it not infringe the copyright of the owners of those provided data? Obviously, the owners can’t sue software, people who use a tool that caused infringement on others works would be accused. Could someone with a significant influence on the sound of modern music—for instance, the Beatles—argue that their copyrights are infringed by software designed to deconstruct, analyze, and iterate on their… More

Can AI assist in making music creatively?

We’ve been intrigued for a while about the intersection between artificial intelligence and creativity. Are we available to automate, or intelligently do the creative works by pressing a button? Actually, the button already exists (Dredge, 2017). On Jukedeck’s website, a personalized song can be created simply by inputting what genre, mood, tempo, instruments and track length you want. Jukedeck’s system will sell a royalty-free licence of the tailored track to an individual or small business for $0.99 or $21.99 to a larger company. The input of the users can be expressed in other forms, like AI Duet, the music service launched by Google, getting people to play some… More

The secret recipe of hit songs

Hit Song Science(HSS) is an emerging field that aims at predicting the commercial success of songs before they are released on the market. The term is coined by Mike McCready, an American entrepreneur in the music industry. He founded the Barcelona-based music analysis company Polyphonic HMI formerly,  pioneering the use of an artificial intelligence tool to create significant value for music businesses. In 2003, the exploit of Hit Song Science was unveiled by Polyphonic HMI, they correctly predicted the success of Norah Jones’ debut album Come Away with Me months before it topped the charts, through the software that predicting the hit potential of music based on mathematical analysis of… More

From Automation to Creation

The fears of the likelihood that technologies probably take human’s jobs and spark off mass unemployment are not a new idea (Anslow, 2016), it can be traced to the 18th century, which grew over the impact of machinery on jobs, especially in Great Britain as the pioneer of the Industrial Revolution. While automation technologies, which was defined as a process or procedure that performing without human assistance, can improve the speed, quality, and cost of available goods and services, they may also replace large-scale human labours (Mikell, 2003). The same fear has been persistent, the phenomenon was popularised as the term “technological unemployment” by the economist John Maynard… More

Introduction

Under the influence of automation and artificial intelligence(AI), it would be the tendency that more and more human routine jobs replaced by the machine. In the past, we always regarded the creative and innovative job as something irreplaceable since it highly related to inspiration, emotion and originality from the human spirit. Now with the acceleration of technological revolution, the machine is getting advanced in the creative process, and it is the timing to rethink the critical role AI play in the creative process, while it provides the counselling service, and even generated their own piece of work. In this project, I attempt to research the… More

FMP Proposal Update

Chapter outlines and bibliography Introduction (starting point, inspiration, study field) Relationship Prediction (contextual research) 2.1 Dataclysm: what our online lives tell us about our offline selves 2.2 Affective Forecasting: the possibility of emotion prediction 2.3 Love Lab: what makes love last Disillusion Forecasting (my opinion) 3.1 Expectations in Relationship 3.2 Facing Imperfection 3.3 Imperfect perfection? Conclusion Research question If we have more understanding of human nature, will the human emotions be more predictable? Will predictions of future emotions assist us with better determination? Once the result of predictions do not satisfy our anticipations, how do we face… More

Now here is Nowhere

How should the speculative design work looks like, and is the work result supposed to be functional? I was confused for a long period and being hesitate to the format of this work. Finally, I realised that the function of speculative design itself is not the technical feature, while an arguable conception is conveyed and comes up with the reflection from the audience, it a functional speculative work. In the way of film, which is a commercial trail of amusing attraction, my intention behind is that the seedy past might be recreated ironically in the ideal future someday,… More

Welcome to the deamland

To visualise my idea of diorama: the satire existence between real/nature/past history and fake/artificial/future scene, I ever considered the following materials to produce the prototype: paper model lego miniature digital scene (build in C4D) project with the tangible model But all of these seems not fit to my conception. The diorama should not be a miniature or virtual one, it should be the duplicated reality from the original version, somewhere seems like the old one, but actually not. I was really stuck for a long time but then inspired by the diorama of Kowloon Walled City recreation finally. The format I selected to expressing the diorama is an… More

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Practice Ideation

As an interdisciplinary design student, I am always interested in how does technological evolution adjust the landscape of our modern life, and intend to envision the influence. I was looking for the burning issue about big data and social network before, till I read the book “Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World” by Christopher Steiner, as the title, the book tells the story of how algorithms took over and shows why the bot revolution is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently. The chapter talks about invisible algorithms in the pop music industry inspired me, there are so… More

Ambiguity of AI-human collaboration to author pop music

What’s also unclear is the question of authorship. This is especially true for the creative works based on machine learning. Since the input data allows AI to learn from is made by someone else, if the outcome is applied for commercial use, should it not infringe the copyright of the owners of those provided data? Obviously, the owners can’t sue software, people who use a tool that caused infringement on others works would be accused. Could someone with a significant influence on the sound of modern music—for instance, the Beatles—argue that their copyrights are infringed by software designed to deconstruct, analyze, and iterate on their… More

Can AI assist in making music creatively?

We’ve been intrigued for a while about the intersection between artificial intelligence and creativity. Are we available to automate, or intelligently do the creative works by pressing a button? Actually, the button already exists (Dredge, 2017). On Jukedeck’s website, a personalized song can be created simply by inputting what genre, mood, tempo, instruments and track length you want. Jukedeck’s system will sell a royalty-free licence of the tailored track to an individual or small business for $0.99 or $21.99 to a larger company. The input of the users can be expressed in other forms, like AI Duet, the music service launched by Google, getting people to play some… More

The secret recipe of hit songs

Hit Song Science(HSS) is an emerging field that aims at predicting the commercial success of songs before they are released on the market. The term is coined by Mike McCready, an American entrepreneur in the music industry. He founded the Barcelona-based music analysis company Polyphonic HMI formerly,  pioneering the use of an artificial intelligence tool to create significant value for music businesses. In 2003, the exploit of Hit Song Science was unveiled by Polyphonic HMI, they correctly predicted the success of Norah Jones’ debut album Come Away with Me months before it topped the charts, through the software that predicting the hit potential of music based on mathematical analysis of… More

From Automation to Creation

The fears of the likelihood that technologies probably take human’s jobs and spark off mass unemployment are not a new idea (Anslow, 2016), it can be traced to the 18th century, which grew over the impact of machinery on jobs, especially in Great Britain as the pioneer of the Industrial Revolution. While automation technologies, which was defined as a process or procedure that performing without human assistance, can improve the speed, quality, and cost of available goods and services, they may also replace large-scale human labours (Mikell, 2003). The same fear has been persistent, the phenomenon was popularised as the term “technological unemployment” by the economist John Maynard… More

Introduction

Under the influence of automation and artificial intelligence(AI), it would be the tendency that more and more human routine jobs replaced by the machine. In the past, we always regarded the creative and innovative job as something irreplaceable since it highly related to inspiration, emotion and originality from the human spirit. Now with the acceleration of technological revolution, the machine is getting advanced in the creative process, and it is the timing to rethink the critical role AI play in the creative process, while it provides the counselling service, and even generated their own piece of work. In this project, I attempt to research the… More

FMP Proposal Update

Chapter outlines and bibliography Introduction (starting point, inspiration, study field) Relationship Prediction (contextual research) 2.1 Dataclysm: what our online lives tell us about our offline selves 2.2 Affective Forecasting: the possibility of emotion prediction 2.3 Love Lab: what makes love last Disillusion Forecasting (my opinion) 3.1 Expectations in Relationship 3.2 Facing Imperfection 3.3 Imperfect perfection? Conclusion Research question If we have more understanding of human nature, will the human emotions be more predictable? Will predictions of future emotions assist us with better determination? Once the result of predictions do not satisfy our anticipations, how do we face… More

Now here is Nowhere

How should the speculative design work looks like, and is the work result supposed to be functional? I was confused for a long period and being hesitate to the format of this work. Finally, I realised that the function of speculative design itself is not the technical feature, while an arguable conception is conveyed and comes up with the reflection from the audience, it a functional speculative work. In the way of film, which is a commercial trail of amusing attraction, my intention behind is that the seedy past might be recreated ironically in the ideal future someday,… More

Welcome to the deamland

To visualise my idea of diorama: the satire existence between real/nature/past history and fake/artificial/future scene, I ever considered the following materials to produce the prototype: paper model lego miniature digital scene (build in C4D) project with the tangible model But all of these seems not fit to my conception. The diorama should not be a miniature or virtual one, it should be the duplicated reality from the original version, somewhere seems like the old one, but actually not. I was really stuck for a long time but then inspired by the diorama of Kowloon Walled City recreation finally. The format I selected to expressing the diorama is an… More