soft bodies

how does the body act as it enters into the network ? the transition from physical to digital ? soft bodies

this browser-based project is a culminative response to a series of recent personal events that seeks to engage the hyperlink in an effort to disrupt narratives that reconfigure them selves throughout social media platforms.

it compresses seemingly unrelated events

it looks at forms of digital engagement within online spaces . it deals with memory, our relationship with our networked lives and our participation within these digital eco-spaces. it talks of the loss of control and miss-placed psychological states brought on by anxiety and confusion, of how information can become misinformation / disinformation and social media

 
 
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why soft tissue?

The term ‘soft-tissue’ is mostly used in reference to its medical taxonomy. Within this context it relates to everything constituent of us apart from our calcium dense framework. It is the element that connects, supports and surround all the other matter within our bodies. It holds things together as it allows our connective tissue like our tendons and ligaments to act within a structure. It includes li

also related to the science of biomechanics and to the human body, the physicality of being 

A network of intertwining matter. Soft, elastic, stretching. It can also relate to a network or a maze of inter-connected material, a mesh.

collecting information / define identities. we have come to accept these technologies 

online the human body is stretched into the oblivion of density, of mass . the bond we have with ‘other’ is experienced/understood at a safe distance, detached from the sensory engagement given to us by the awareness of knowing ‘in real life’

memory - feedback is a type of memory.

soft body dynamics

 Soft-body dynamics is a field of computer graphics that focuses on visually realistic physical simulations of the motion and properties of deformable objects (or soft bodies).[1] The applications are mostly in video games and films. Unlike in simulation of rigid bodies, the shape of soft bodies can change, meaning that the relative distance of two points on the object is not fixed. While the relative distances of points are not fixed, the body is expected to retain its shape to some degree (unlike a fluid). The scope of soft body dynamics is quite broad, including simulation of soft organic materials such as muscle, fat, hair and vegetation, as well as other deformable materials such as clothing and fabric. Generally, these methods only provide visually plausible emulations rather than accurate scientific/engineering simulations, though there is some crossover with scientific methods, particularly in the case of finite element simulations. Several physics engines currently provide software for soft-body simulation.

simulation .

I asked Siri the other day, “how do you feel?”

Well, that’s what I was told. Copacetic? 

not really true.

is it about encounter?

It seems to be a simple enough arrangement of words - but it could be viewed as either a statement or a questions., its an expression we use all the time and  expresses concern an empathetic expression that forms  a bond with others ... or maybe to personal ? how are you

Our gestures help define who we are . Our gait, a stand, the way we move our hands, position our fingers, sit, slouch, lean. Online our gestures are a series of inputs

In AI machine learning inputs are required to define further outputs; a simple binary transactions driven by an experiential understanding of human traits. Its a manufactured response which relies on past experiences to give back a set of data point use to measure any given situation. Analysed ... 

When Siri responds to the statement it tells us that “I’m good. Everything is copacetic.” What Siri neglects to tell/answer us is what are the mechanics of feeling (one could argue that this might be a case of semantics), both their physical attributes, those biomechanic responses that are involved with touch, and those emotional psychological markers that feed back to us the understanding of the / likewise bot response follow the same sort of logic, a positivity that escapes the reality of lived experiences. But what the bot might be ‘mimicking’ is the instinctual reaction to a ‘survival-technique of not showing weakness, not exposing our emotional capacity of self-reflective reality.   language . systems susan langer

 
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In facial recognition technology, mapping emotions is defined by the positioning of facial features within a geometic shape to determine our emotional outputs. A simple square with reference dots is placed over the subjects face and the referencing of common facial emotional gestures is measures against  


The term ‘soft-tissue’ is mostly used in reference to its medical taxonomy. It relates to everything within us apart from our calcium dense framework. and to the human body, the physicality of being 

A nework of intertwining matter. Soft, elastic, stretching

It can also relate to a network or a maze of inter-connected material, a mesh.

collecting information / define identities.

we have come to accept these technologies 

online the human body is stretched into the oblivion of density, of mass . the bond we have with ‘other’ is experienced/understood at a safe distance, detached from the sensory engagement given to us by the awareness of knowing ‘in real life’.