Terms and conditions
In our group we created a wearable beanie prosthetic that allowed for people who interact with you to have your terms and conditions in your face as well as to make sure they read them. ON our prosthetic we created a beanie using a LCD screen and Arduino kit to scroll out terms on our forehead. Terms and Conditions in our world today just get pushed aside and not taken seriously. Everyone, including myself, just clicks accept and goes onto their merry way. We wanted to take our project to be a little weird and creepy. We struggled in the decision-making when we first started we had many ideas. We decided to create our own terms and conditions instead of using the boring Facebook or any other pages terms. We actually thought about combining all of the terms and conditions from a few different websites and then planned on scrolling it across all jumbled up but we though it would be better to have the person interacting with you accept to your own personal terms and conditions to be your friend. We created the beanie with a conductive piece of wearable fabric so when hands are shaken then it accepts the terms and conditions of that specific person. We thought that having the terms on your head would allow the people interacting with you to understand and know beforehand of what becoming friends with you is going to be like and what you expect. We created a hackpad page of the terms and conditions we wanted to use. But unfortunately we could only get the first few bullets to scroll on the LCS screen. Then it would glitch and become webbing characters. At that point we had to reset the arduino and start all over again from the beginning. We tested out our project in the Purchase library and went up to a few people and asked them if they could participate in our assignment. So filmed them shaking hands and their interaction. At first very awkward, social breach at its finest. The link to the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mzDG_ORAUw
During the shooting while Dani wore the hat and went up to people in the library and while Erika filmed it I was the live tweeter, blowing up our classes feed. It was actually the first time tweeting. Zach was the programmer and the prosthetic model maker.
Pictures from the live tweets are below: