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Concept Year 1
Productive Interaction
- Modular Music E-Book
- Twiddler of Thumb

Authoring Critical Media
Creating Critical Statements in Design

People Knowing
Experimental Interventions
Sampling Strategies
Cultural Probes

Objects and Spaces
Sketching in the Physical Landscape: TURBO

Week X (wk9 experiment)
- Personal Proximity Meter: Comfort Zone Calculator

Summer X Term
Creative Strategies Final
- Health Brush

Concept Year 2
New Ecology of Things
- The 11th Finger
- Velite: Autonomous Wishing Creature

Design as Inquiry: Good Living + Mix Reality
- Flex Future Room
- Conversation with Computers
- 2nd Layer - Augmentable Material Oddities

Seeing Things to Seeing Machines
- Story In Loop


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Course: New Ecology of Things \ Topic: Object Animism \ Phil Van Allen \ Art Center \ Media Design Program \ Spring 2011

VELIT is an Autonomous Wishing Machine. The name "Velit" derived from the Latin word meaning "wish". With a strong interplay of cultural beliefs, this creation is an emergens of various mythology and metaphores such as wishin upon a star, blowing out a birthday candel, the dandalion, peacock, as well as the Chinese folk story about the nine tail fox. The Velit feeds off of human's desire to make a wish. It achieves it's desires by opening it's mouth when a person engages in it's presence, revealing a wishing star hiding within. This gesture is similar to a clamshell opening to reveal the hidden pearl, creating a close and intimate interaction with the audience.

The wishing star is embeded with a microphone sensor at the base of it's core, allowing the user to blow into it after making a wish. Then through the volume spike of the breath of air, the sensor triggers various thresholds that reflects on the tail of the creature through LED light patterns.