Final Project Ideation - Fall 2018 - Accessibility
Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Inspirations: Accessibility is my inspiration for my final project ideation. The following concepts, visions, ideas all support and are in attempt to convey the concept of "accessibility." Accessibility is a relative term although we often think of it as pure physical ability. An experience created in art and technology can become inaccessible if we make it inaccessible. Accessibility to a piece of art can be about an enjoyable experience without the need for any costly hi-tech product (such as a visual experience without the need for a pair of VR/AR goggle). Accessibility can also be about giving someone (even with fully normal physical abilities and sensibility) an experience that is not usually attained in normal conditions or settings.
Concept ONE:What if my disability is an advantage? Let's explore experiences where, not having a physical ability turns out to be better off, offering more “satisfaction” or ”happiness.”
----> Potential project idea: A visual experience that makes sense only when you look at it with one eye instead of two. Or, a sound experience that is satisfying only when listening to it with one ear... or a game where 2 players uses each of their eyes to solve it.
Concept TWO: We are all crippled in our own ways. The idea of “disability” is relative. You may have all your “physical abilities, with a crippled “soul” or mind. What if I lose the control of my own sensibility and my sensibility now depends on someone else’ control?
----> Potential project idea: A visual and sound experience, where Person A controls the sound effects experienced by Person B. In return, B controls A’s visual experience. Then the two swap positions. For a short minute, while losing control one’s own sensibility, he/she provides the other person access to a unique experience. He/she is responsible for what the other senses, sees, hears, etc. OR: a game that is solved by two players, one is mute/deaf, the other is blind helping each other solve it.
Concept THREE:We depend on each other regardless of differences in our abilities and disabilities. What if the only way or solution is to combine our physical abilities?
----> Potential project idea: A visual or sound experience where the most effects can only be achieved by two or more people joining and interacting with one another (holding hands, standing besides each other).