In collaboration with Xintong Tan.
A project for "Speculative Design Studio" class.
Me: Signal searching, World building, Filming, Interface Animations, Video editing ( including visual effects)
Xintong: Projection Mapping, filming
Symbiosis is a speculative short film using projection mapping and video effects that explores a symbiotic relationship between data and cyborg plants.
Final Cut Pro
Imagine in the next decade, plants can replace the "cloud" as a cleaner data storage medium.
And that leaves us to the questions: If your data lives in the plants around you, would you feel the urge to take care of their lives? Would you still treat them as plants, the living creatures who are generous enough to spare their capacity to humans, or machines that would be disposed of once failure occurs? Is such human-centric approach really fair to nature?