Month: November 2015

Final Project

For my final project, I have decided to make a stop-motion animation. For a long time, I have been interested in the relations between animals and humans, and role change between them. The following storyboard contains four chapters, I chose to focus on the first chapter (1-4).   For now there are three main characters:

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Ant’s interaction – PROTOTYPE

After getting our ants and AntFarm from Amazon, we let them acclimate to their new habitat. The following video depicts the ants while digging their tunnels.   In order to track the ants, we had to have a wider horizontal view on them. Therefore, moving them into a wide plastic box was our next step. Several Ant

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Why as children we always ask “Why” and why do we stop?

At a certain age (around 2 years old) children start to ask questions. The most popular one is “Why?”. It is driven from their motivation to acquire as mush knowledge as they can. Their curiosity is endless and so are their questions, “Human children are equipped with extremely powerful learning mechanisms, and a strong intrinsic

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Bill of Materials and Scedual

This week Leslie and I developed and narrowed down our ideas regarding the ants interaction (see also ICM final proposal). The main plan for this week is to track the ants, using web camera, in order to accumulate data on their behavior. Observing them will assist us in drawing more ideas regarding the interaction. Therefore, before

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Final Proposal – Ants Interaction

In this project, I will work with Leslie Ruckman and living ants in order to create a human-ant interaction. This project is inspired by a deep interest in the way we perceive non-human animals and their resemblance to us. The main notions that we will engage on are collective behavior, individuals in groups and role

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Ant’s interaction

Leslie and I are working together on the ‘Ants Interaction’ project. We are trying to figure out what is our leading concept. We already have an ant farm model and the ants intend to arrive tomorrow morning (only workers, without a queen). Since we would use a large-scale ant farm that would include a queen, the

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