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Expanding from the exploration of mental images in urban experiences in film, Build Your City, Choose Your Weapon (Good Old Days Part.2) structures the complex system of societal space and mental structure into a replicable experience. It intricately intertwines an apocalyptic narrative through film, EEG, emotion recognition, Landmark Detection AI, SMS, and immersive installations.

          By translating brain activity into a cityscape via emotion recognition, this dynamic digital artcraft, and the resulting experience propose an alternative perspective on cognitive mapping—a spatial yet spiritual approach to commemorating and examining collective memory.

Your City,2023
A Rendered Demo of one’s city generated through BCCW
Unreal Engine, Touch Designer

The bedrock of collective human memory and consensus rests upon the ever-shifting tapestry of human nature. In the realms of computation and artificial intelligence, investigations into fuzzy cognitive mapping have frequently been harnessed to transmute the cognitive and semantic fabric of spatial understanding into the rigidity of mathematical or logical constructs. These constructs, in turn, have been instrumental in guiding our terrestrial journeys and prognosticating our behavioral trajectories.


Yet, I seek to suspend mathematical models and focus on exploring whether our subjective cognition of space holds the key information that defines contemporary humanity - our commonality. Such commonality may exhibit certain characteristics (capriciousness), typically intertwined with the silent authentication of entities (collective memory); it may reflect the foundation upon which consensus can still be achieved in the development of technology. How does our perception and recollection of space reflect such capriciousness?


I embark on research propelled by the use of brainwaves and computation, with the aim of resurrecting the subtle subterranean process of recalling the perception of space and memory when prompted by symbolic stimuli in the human mind, along with its topological relationship to collective memory.

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