IMAGINING THE FUTURE

After understanding Colloquy 1968, the team began to explore what Colloquy could become in 2018. Below are the details. The approach was to create a more equalized version of the relationships among the male and female mobiles. Scripts were written and rehearsed and filmed in preparation for an ideation workshop with Rinat Sherzer.

 

Revenge Mode

The team proposed a scenario with the strategy of “Independent YET Co-dependent”, which empowers the female mobiles by letting them be the deciders of when the reinforcement is complete.

 

Title:

COLLOQUY 1968 Revenge Mode (Disagreement, A Sign of Revenge)

 

Theme:

Revenge

 

Goal:

To demand for equality among females and males in our society

 

Initial Proposed Description:

Exactly as COLLOQUY 1968, except, Females will randomly either:

1. Not confirm Reinforcement OR

2. Not rotating mirrors  The males' desires will increase to infinite values

 

Additional Hardware (beyond 1968 capabilities)

  1. Sensor to detect different colors

  2. Sensor to detect the frequency of flashing light B (maybe in 1968)

  3. Light sources capable of emitting specific colors (for example, red, green, blue)

 

Also:

  1. No mirror needed on female


 

Updated Last: Saturday, Feb 17, 2018

 

New Additions:

  1. Females and males both determine whether they are satisfied.

  2. By satisfying females’ drives males achieve their own goal of being incompatible.

  3. Below are procedures for the COLLOQUY 2018:

  1. Males initiate reinforcement by facing females

  2. Males proceed to reinforcement by requesting the same drive.

  3. Females request the need for color/flashing light to conclude the reinforcement.


 

Colloquy 2018 – Independent YET Co-dependent

  1. Female bodies: Represents three females, each consisting of:

    1. Light/photosensor that receives the u light from the lamp.

    2. Color sensor

    3. Sound sensor and sound source

    4. Rotation around self for 60º – clockwise & anticlockwise – limited to 60º

 

  1. Male bodies: Represents two males, each consisting of:

    1. Lamp (functions as u light) – for producing flashing light for communication of drive mode

    2. Lamp (functions as B light) – for producing color, and flashing light

    3. Light/photo sensors that receive the reflected lights

    4. Sound sensor, and sound source above the lamp

    5. Each rotates around self for 180º

    6. 2 males rotate 360º together connected by the bar

 

  1. Drive:  A goal to be achieved by male and female

    1. Females’ drives do not have levels. (boolean)

    2. Males’ drives have levels and exist to compete among themselves for leading a search direction.

  2. Drive O: One type of goal

  3. Drive P: One type of goal

  4. Reinforcing encounter (satisfying a drive): A process whereby the drives of males and females become satisfied, through male-female interactions. Reinforcement occurs when female and male:

    1. Are face-to-face

    2. Have the same drive mode

    3. Male produces flashing light/colored light to match the female’s need.

  5. The upper lamp: (Projecting u light):

    1. Comes from a lamp installed on the male body

    2. Represents the type of drive of the male only

    3. Acts as a blinking signal for initiating interaction between male and female

  6. The lower lamp: (Projecting B light):

    1. Comes from a lamp installed on the male body

    2. Represents a randomly-selected type of light by the male:

      1. Colored light

      2. Flashing light

  7. “a” Receptor:

    1. Installed on the female body

    2. To receive the “u” light.

    3. To initiate the sound if they have the same drive.

  8. “b” Receptor:

    1. Installed on the female body

    2. To receive the “B” light

    3. To initiate a sound

 

Prototyping in the form of a play

PLAY PREPARATIONS

Equipment needed:

  1. 2 Red light

  2. 4 Flashing lights (2 per male)

  3. 5 Gender signs

  4. 10 Drive signs (2 per person)

  5. 6 Color/light needs (2 per female)

  6. Territory line

  7. Belt for the males

 

Scenario 1 Actors

  1. Zhibin: Female 1

  2. Rutuja: Female 2

  3. Gissoo: Female 3

  4. Pooja: Male G

  5. Lin: Male J

 

Scenario 1 Script

  1. Zhibin has an O drive and a desire for the red light, rotating 60º.

  2. Rutuja has a O drive and a desire for the flashing light, rotating 60º.

  3. Gissoo has a P drive and a desire for flashing light, rotating 60º.

  4. Pooja has an O drive of level 5, and she selects the red light, rotating 180º

  5. Lin has a P drive of level 4, and she selects the flashing light.


 

  1. Pooja meets with Zhibin face to face (L5)

    1. Zhibin stops

    2. Lin is rotating on her own axis (L4)

    3. Rutuja is rotating on her own axis

    4. Gissoo is rotating on her own axis

  2. Pooja uses her u light to express her O drive (L5) - “I have O Drive”

    1. Zhibin receives Pooja’s light from u and makes a sound - “I have the same drive as you”

    2. Lin is rotating on her own axis (L4)

    3. Rutuja is rotating on her own axis

    4. Gissoo is rotating on her own axis

  3. Pooja selects a red light and casts red light (L5)

    1. Zhibin wants a red light, therefore he accepts the red light - “That is what I want”

    2. Lin is rotating on her own axis (L4)

    3. Rutuja is rotating on her own axis

    4. Gissoo is rotating on her own axis

  4. Pooja still casts a red light (L5)

    1. Zhibin wants a red light, therefore he accepts the red light - “Done”

    2. Lin is rotating on her own axis (L4)

    3. Rutuja is rotating on her own axis

    4. Gissoo is rotating on her own axis

  5. Pooja confirms -  “Confirmed” (L6)

    1. Zhibin begins to rotate 60º

    2. Lin meets with Gissoo face-to-face (L3)

    3. Rutuja is rotating on her own axis

    4. Gissoo stops rotating


 

  1. Lin uses her u light to express her P drive (L3) - “I have a P drive”

    1. Zhibin is rotating on his own axis

    2. Pooja is rotating on her own axis, dragging Lin (L6)

    3. Rutuja is rotating on her own axis

    4. Gissoo receives Lin’s light from u and makes a sound - “I have the same drive as you”

  2. Lin selects a flashing light and casts flashing light  (L3)

    1. Zhibin is rotating on his own axis

    2. Pooja is rotating on her own axis

    3. (L6)

    4. Rutuja is rotating on her own axis

    5. Gissoo wants a red light, therefore she doesn’t accept the flashing light – “This is not what I want so bye”

  3. Lin starts rotating by being dragged by Pooja (L3)

    1. Zhibin is rotating on his own axis

    2. Pooja is rotating on her own axis (L6)

    3. Rutuja is rotating on her own axis

    4. Gissoo starts to rotate on her own axis

 

  1. Lin meets with Rutuja face-to-face (L3)

    1. Zhibin is rotating on his own axis

    2. Pooja is rotating on her own axis (L6)

    3. Rutuja stops

    4. Gissoo starts to rotate on her own axis

  2. Lin uses her u light to express her P drive (L3) - “I have a P drive”

    1. Zhibin is rotating on his own axis

    2. Pooja is rotating on her own axis (L6)

    3. Rutuja receives Lin’s light from u, and doesn’t have the same drive so she makes a sound - “I don’t have the same drive as you, so bye”

    4. Gissoo starts to rotate on her own axis

 

Play: Independent, yet Dependent

COLLOQUY 2018 SPRINT II 

APPLICATION OF LEARNING FROM COLLOQUY 1968

Compromise
Lin Chia-min
Negotiation
Pooja Upadhyay
Persuasion
Rutuja Jog
Competition
Zhibin Wu
Collaboration
Gissoo Doroudian

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