My very favorite thing I've seen in EDP; I am modeling one of my drone examples after this. Personalizing your tech, making a precious object reflective of your own aesthetic, YOURS, OWNERSHIP.
Though, technology breaks// becomes obsolete, so what becomes of this precious thing you made your own? Or is this an answer to making things wear in and not out?
While outwardly, Rodeo Labs seems like a bike brand, I've come to know it more as an adventure ride/ crazy endurance/ backcountry/ wilderness lifestyle phenomenon. Velosteef goes on these insane high-alpine rides, often 12 hours long, which he records with a drone. He often goes alone, or with one other person.
His rides and adventures are what really inspired me to go try this whole bike-packing// adventure cycling business.
Drawn to the aesthetic of his work, interested in the discussion of monuments. Though really really drawn to aesthetic.
Would like to draw inspiration from these for drone personalization.
his work portraying middle class teenaged white girls is creepy and wonderful and i still have a hard time deciding why i love it so much. i find it PARTICULARLY creepy that white is a middle aged man making these works. (obviously not all of his works were about this, but! my favorites were)
seems to follow the life of an affluent girl who is home alone, and "bored"
A girl describes the expectations placed on her by her family// and her affluent hopes and it gets me every time.
I found her work before I found here; I was researching scanner glitches for a project at work. I seriously LOVE how she uses the medium. Breaks it.
She creates 3d worlds featuring 3d women, sometimes includes selfies that have been 3d rendered. Good stuff. One of the pioneering women of CGI
I don't really need to talk about her because I have way, way, way too much. Creepy, pretty, popular cultural aesthetic, C4D aesthetic.
Travels by van, alone, following mountain-bike weather. She teaches mountain biking to women/ young women to support herself.
Just completed a Colorado Trail Through Hike, SOLO. 600 some odd miles, unsupported, and alone. She's amazing.
Multiple divide rides. Travels across Alaska. Continental Divide, Baja Divide. All those long long long endurance races. Hero.
Illustrator from Austin, TX. Travels the west illustrating and exploring nature. She illustrates what she sees.
Athletic clothing, that's beautiful and inclusive.
John Prolly// The Radavist:
Cycling taste-maker/ photographer/ journalist
screen print artist/ professor in texas. my favorite printmaker.
he runs caffeinated mornings, designs beautifully.
attempt i: The purpose of this thesis is to expose the stereotype that women are less, or even, ill-equipped to experience nature, alone. This project will seek to answer the question of what would ease the fear surrounding lone, female adventurers. i will explore what it would mean to send surveillance with the adventurer, particularly choosing to focus on drone technologies. Through speculative fiction, i will navigate the possible results of this experiment.
attempt ii: Women are discouraged from exploring nature alone. I have found this to be true from personal experience, dialogue with fellow female athletes, and through popular media. This is caused by several factors: the current cultural climate, statistics involving rape and murder, lack of education, and societal stereotypes, among others. There are many ways to address these fears, however, I will be focusing specifically on how surveillance would aid, hinder, or do nothing to protect female explorers.
I aim to develop a speculative fiction illustrating the outcomes of how this type of surveillance affects a female traveler. From this, I hope to reveal how this device would change the way society views the act of traveling by one's self, if at all.
here’s the issue
here’s why she knows about it
here are some theories, fear other things knowledge education cultural norms pressures, news today, raped and murdered here are some reasons why women might be discouraged from adventuring alone
how you will evaluate these factors that may contribute/ cause/ co-occur from independent exploration, there are many ways to approach this, but for this exercise i am going to look at it through this specific way
to approach this question of what are the factors, i am going to approach it by a. b. and c. the technology itself adds another factor,
how i’m going to answer the question, the limitations of the design
this is the way i’m going to look at it and explore it, these are the possible conclusions
illustration of this idea,
looking at the technology and how it would be a factor
variable in the situation, how the technology is factored in,
one it’s a variable and one it kind of isn’t a variable, eye of god,
modifies behavior vs. not modifying behavior
To what degree is this a performance?
Who am I casting? Is it me?
Fairy tales, little red riding hood
What are the technologies that she had available
Is there a counter-narrative to the red riding hood story
Product story and the user story
Is it the person that gives you the drone that’s the user
Who actually is the user, who are they?
Expressed both in the text and in my performance
How does the satirical user deal with this
Use cases for the drone
And the accessory kits for the drone, up-sells if they don’t like the color, if they want to put sequins on it
How do the accessories positively or negatively affect the drone
I’ve fallen and I can’t get up, on star, life alert , who is my cell provider
Deeply personal form of surveillance
What kinds of things would a person do when they’re watching vs. when they’re surveilled
Is it a one way communication or can your loved one
Where is there a need for more than one drone, why would we need a fleet
What size drone? What about military drones
Small ass drone from boing boing
What does it feel like to be watched over by a drone that you can’t see, or a giant huge military one
Own a drone vs. the national parks have a fleet of drones that they can rent out to people, fractional ownership
Can’t afford a drone? Rent a drone
Economics of the equipment
Do you have a tracker for a big drone?
what has already actually been done in real life
Plausibility of surveillance
Drone point of view
Is the art engaging the speculative fiction
Given that it’s hard to animate humans in C4d what do I do?
use the broken animations used by other animators
Create a more abstract human female
How do I not offend people
Navigating fear* as a woman and as an adventurer
*your own fear/ fear placed upon you by loved ones/ SOCIETY
(1) public beneficence, (2) responsible stewardship, (3) intellectual freedom and responsibility, (4) democratic deliberation, and (5) justice and fairness.
Living with a drone: how this flying robot allowed me to go on as many adventures as I wished.
Would allow women and their loved ones to feel comfortable adventuring beyond the confines of their home, alone. Without no man.
-what are we afraid of.
-what are our loved ones afraid of.
-what is inhibiting us from moving freely in society.
Live feed from an absurd amount of go-pros strapped to my body?
The principle of responsible stewardship reflects a shared obligation among members of the domestic and global communities to act in ways that demonstrate concern for those who are not in a position to represent themselves (e.g., children and future generations) and for the environment in which future generations will flourish or suffer. Responsible stewardship recognizes the importance of citizens and their representatives thinking and acting collectively for the betterment of all. Importantly, it calls for prudent vigilance, establishing processes for assessing likely benefits along with assessing safety and security risks both before and after projects are undertaken. A responsible process will continue to assess safety and security as technologies develop and diffuse into public and private sectors. It will also include mechanisms for
Likely won’t come to any real conclusion or fix for this
What are the moral objections to the solution(s) I have come up with
What is my problem:
Women// I am not allowed to travel by myself because it has been deemed “too dangerous”
What is this based on?
How do I address the concerns?
Why is this something that people feel?
Those artists that made the speculative space helmets.
Design I/O? Or…? Dunne and Baby?
A video highlighting the pitfalls of each idea—— do you want the drone to follow you to your wilderness bathroom?
What about when your sleeping?
The old way: stay where there is cell service. Don’t go on adventures. Make phone calls from pay phones. Take a boyfriend. Take a male friend. Go with your dad. MAYBE go in a group of women.
The new way: NOW YOU CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT WORRYING YOUR LOVED ONES! Get your 4 pack of travel drones today!
Get your bodysuit of go pros TODAY!
In general, women report much higher levels of fear of violent crime than men do, even though men are much more likely to actually be crime victims—a phenomenon sociologists call the fear-gender paradox. “It’s very natural for women to feel afraid because that has been ingrained in our minds from a very young age,” says Jennifer K. Wesely, Ph.D., professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of North Florida. In reality, women are much more likely to be assaulted or raped by someone they know than by a strange man lurking behind a boulder, but people tend to fixate on the latter. “The fear is what’s holding women back, not the reality. Women are not in more danger in wild spaces,” Wesely says.
Retreat and Return, traditionally nostalgic
Some sort of transformation occurs from the return
Little red riding hood pastoral
Old form and it’s pushing the boundaries in the technology
What knowledge are we bringing back with us from the journey
Amazingly, I deleted the other 3.
- The pastoral has engaged with notions of retreat from and return to society. In fairytales and pastoral narratives, the wilderness has been a “dangerous” and unwelcoming realm for females. This is due to society and culture’s surveilling and policing of women. However, in my project, the retreat or journey into the wilderness returns to the lone female traveller (with the aid of a surveilling drone) a sense of freedom and transformation as a result of communion with nature. (Surveillance of nature, surveillance of property in nature) ingestible Alison Birtch
- Traditionally, women have been apprehensive about venturing on their own into the wilderness; though these feelings may or may not have spawned directly from their own fears but rather from outside impetus, i/e one’s loved ones, or even society in general. Is there a device available to ease these trepidations? (Is there a
Fluid free thing that cannot be imprisoned. Nature our nature we are natural human beings
What knowledge is gained from the retreat: Freedom? Only meant for men?
retreat and return
Technology never wholly good nor bad
Women need to be policed
The world is
Renewed sense of gender