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I’m Romy - a designer, researcher and recent Harvard grad, dedicated to unlocking civic innovation, rethinking humane technology and experimenting with any new tool that comes my way. 



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Currently researching / interested in:
︎ Collective intelligence
︎ Design Fiction
︎ Civic Futures
︎ Fixing Social Media

Favorite / recommended podcasts:
︎ Your Undivided Attention 
︎ Invisibilia 
︎ Recode Decode

Currently reading:
︎ Adverdarial Design
︎ Speculative Everything

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INSTACREATE


MIT Media Lab | 2019
Individual Work
Duration: 3 weeks
Instructor:
Joost Bonsen, Dan Novy

Tools used: Processing, Javascript





InstaCreate attempts to end mindless scrolling by understanding the subsconscious of “scrollers” and giving it creative agency.






A Science Fiction World where creativity is the only currency







arcCity2050 -a post-scarcity world (check images above) where creativity is the only currency. With self-assembly, color changing materials and AI architectural assistants proponents in the world, some people experiment with physical elements, while other experiment with immaterial, subconsicous and metaphysical things. InstaCreate is one object of this world.






How do we behave when we scroll?
In order to answer such a question,
the following inputs needed to be considered.



Inputs to consider


1- Length of exposure on images/videos
2- Attention/Distraction measurement
3- Emotional reaction to images/videos
4- Scrolling loop from account>account, image>image
5- Similarities between images (color / contrast…)
6- Increase or decrease volume
7- Speed of story swapping
8- Eye tracking



           


Although eye tracking would have been an interesting input to consider, I decided to stick to speed of scrolling and emotional reaction to images (smile) due to time constraints.




Inputs


01_Object

02_Speed  

03_Smile





Flow





Raw Output







Creative Applications


Can we end mindless scrolling by making it creative?






Everyday objects such as mugs and covers are transformed with printed material


Furniture adapts to daily activity through color changing material.