The group investigated about Networks in Crisis project started from brainstorm about any crisis problems that might be occur in the future. Our group concerned about what was private space within public space, how it was mechanised into urban space, and how to design technology that would be suitable to individual of user. So, we produced the idea from mapping the problems and made a storyboard in order to define the main cause of crisis. After that, read books about technology discipline of Heidegger was the most useful to get the idea about ‘what is the essence of modern technology’. Then, I drew some ideas, did some research about limitation of modern technology and used the negative aspect of it to be the idea of the project in order to re-create new network in social network.
Ideational Drawing + Analysis
Q: What happen if we can share our feeling with others around us through music?
Music Sharing Space in Real-Time [The Project]
Nowadays, we cannot refuse that portable music devices have an influence on our life routine, especially in our daily urban life. As it is the device that you can take with you anywhere and anytime. It is the interaction between humans and personal music devices that just plug-in you can create your own space and time controlling in your hands. Moreover, it is the relationship between physical and emotion that allow us to create our 'individual' acting and feeling by listening music moving into urban spaces.
The devices allow us to wrest back some control from the multiple and invasion of society which is controlled and managed by some invisible authorities. Also, we can move through urban space, while enclosed in our pleasurable and private sound bubbles that enable us to represent a hyper-form of oneself - the individual . As Bergson (1998) say:
the fluid nature of music itself, coupled with the structure of choice offered by digital technologies like iPod, complements the very nature of the user’s consciousness, enabling them to construct an ‘individualized’ relationship between cognition and the management of experience.
Even though, we can take away from the conventional confines of time and space by those music devices. However we still detain ourselves in our the rhythm of mood and desire for privacy. Moreover, those personal music player is increasingly engaged in Non-Spaces that others people around us consciously become such the absent of our senses. So those spaces that we move through become the alienated spaces for the human subject. As Debord (1977) state:
the economic system founded on isolation is a circular production of isolation. The technology is based on isolation, and the technical process isolates in turn. From the automobile to television, all the goods selected by the spectacular system are also its weapons for a constant reinforcement of the conditions of isolation of ‘lonely crowds’.
So, we all are struck in the midst of isolation of those technological devices. And Lefebvre comment about those technological stuffs that:
In one day in the modern world, everybody does more or less the same thing at more or less the same time, but each person is really alone in doing it.
Now, we have confronted with 'isolation crisis', which is the consequence of using those technology, in the social structure.
To remedy and solve this crisis is to re-design the technological stuff in order to recreate the space of intimacy from limitation of technology integrated to personal rhythms in daily urban life. To create the sharable space. Another aim is to retrospect and re-embrace the rhythm of culture in order to create a new experience of music intimacy space as a sub-culture in daily urban life through modern technologies.
In doing so, the Bluetooth technology, which consume low power and effective in short range radio communicate system to connect and exchange information between devices, is used to be the main connective technology for this project. The negative aspect of Bluetooth is to invasion the privacy of people. Conversely, this technology can recreate the space of intimacy by using short-range signal to reconnect to people around us. Moreover, combining those portable music device with this technology, the device's user can create small hub system of real-time music network, the invisible familiar space. Beside, we can remedy the isolation feeling by experiencing and interacting with people who have the same mood, emotion and rhythm of music around us.
Consequently, we can structure a social exchange network that project the relationship between public and private, between physical and digital interfaces. Also, the re-design constructs real-time music sub-culture in the form of the urban network.
While we are moving and flowing into the urban space, listening music from portable music device, we are not struck in the mood and rhythm of ourselves alone anymore. We are sharing our privacy to public space, to others people who fall in the same mood, emotion, pace and rhythm of our daily urban life, as the mode of being-in-the-world.