What are we busy with:
An automaton that exhibits the lack of physical human interaction around the traditional dining table
The Idea“What Are We Busy With” is an automaton that raises awareness of the issues of eating and human interaction by highlighting the lack of physical social interaction in modern daily lives.
Many people live alone and are overwhelmed by their busy lives. We don't have time to have a proper dinner with family, friends and the people we love. We just grab some food and drink, and sit with a laptop or a cell phone. Eating is not a really big part of our lives these days. There is a cold dining table that nobody really uses. We are missing the opportunity to share a daily experience with our families and the people we love.
The story of one person. It shows the person’s day of having his/her meal alone in front of the computer and showing the contrast between the big empty dining table and the person. The person’s story of eating alone is displayed by the images that interchange with the dining table. It will also emphasize the loneliness and emptiness through the screen changing between the dining room and a person eating alone.
The story begins and is set in an empty dining room. Next, a turkey is placed on the middle of the dining table and stays there for the duration of the automaton’s process.
The content of the pop-up screens are videos- some black and white- of actual things and people. This creates a distinctive contrast between the pop-up screens and the warmth of the dining table and turkey drawings.
Timing and Positioning Pop-up Screens (coding process)
The positioning of the pop-up screens were set using the XY position.
The method of narration was using the timings and positionings of the pop-up screens in order to convey the story.
Jane1119.github.io (Ideal Screen Size: 1424*785)