Believe it Yourself: Paranormal DIY-Hardware-Kits

Hübsche Hardware-Kunst der Automato.Farm aus Shanghai, ein paar DIY-Hardware-Kits zum Rumbasteln, deren Firmware auf den Grundlagen chinesischer Geomantie und Feng Shui, indischer Zahlenmystik und italienischen Wahrsagern programmiert wurde. So kann man beispielsweise einen selbstfahrenden Robot konstruieren, der sich nach den Regeln des Feng Shui bewegt, ein Computer Vision System, das schwarze Katzen erkennt oder Smartspeaker, die Horoskope ausspucken, sobald jemand im Raum ‘ne Glückszahl sagt. Völliger Unsinn, aber geil. // Creative Applications

What if we would train machines to measure even more unmeasurable, personal and culturally driven things? If we gather enough samples could we detect signs that prove and detect our superstitions? and can we use that to build tools and devices that reflect our own beliefs?

BIY™ – Believe it Yourself is a series of real-fictional belief-based computing kits to make and tinker with vernacular logics and superstitions.

We worked with experts in fortune telling from Italy, geomancy from China and numerology from India to translate their knowledge and beliefs into 0100110010. With BIY™ you can tinker with cameras that can see luck, microphones that interpret your destiny, and compasses that can point you to harmony and balance.

As we tend to believe what machines say without often questioning them, now we can at least make machines that believe what we might believe in.

BIY.MOVE Harmonious self driving

Build your own projects to move around following harmonious paths! The BIY.Move kit reinterprets location and context awarness through the logic of Chinese Geomancy and Fengshui

BALANCED LOCATION The board uses its own GPS coordinate to calculate whether it’s in a good location considering the Fengshui rules of positions of Mountains and Rivers nearby.

AUSPICIOUS RULER The board comes with a distance sensor, calculating constantly the most optimal distance to be at, based on the auspiciousness rules of Chinese Geomancy.

HARMONIOUS COMPASS The board functions also as a harmonious compass, translating the antique knowledge of the Bagua and the balance of the personal and natural elements into directions and paths for people and robots.

BIY.SEE Fortune recognition kit

Build your own projects to see good and bad luck in everything around you. The BIY.See kit reinterprets Object Recognition trained on vernacular Italian Superstisions and through the logic of the Smorfia, Naples’ book of dreams.

OBJECT RECOGNITION TO SMORFIA: The camera interprets what it sees according to the “smorfia” a book that details the old Neapolitan tradition in which dreams are analyzed and converted into numbers.

BAD LUCK ALERT: The board uses a camera to interpret its surrounding and inform the user of very unlucky configurations (e.g. a black cat crossing the street – 13 people sitting at a dinner table, or a person opening an umbrella indoor).

FACE 2 ‘JETTATORE:’Our Facial recognition is trained on specific facial physiognomies of people that normally bring bad luck (known as Jettatore)

BIY.HEAR Numerological language processing kit

Build your own projects to find meaning in every name or object. The BIY.Hear kit tweaks natural language processing to recognize and calculate the destiny hidden in words, trained on Indian Numerology and Astrology.

VOICE TO DESTINY: The microphones on the board listen for every name of a person, animal or object into to then calculate a lucky number and a destiny based on the word letters and conformations.

GENERATIVE PROPHECIES: The board generates prophecies based on the lucky and destiny numbers that can be heard from its speaker or also printed out with our Destiny printer extension kit.

DESTINY CLOCK: The board interprets the date and time in which is turned on to constantly determine a Lucky numbers and Destiny number for the board itself, that can be used for your projects.

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