For my creativity module; I was signed up under Weird Internet Stuff, or under a more specific term: “The New Aesthetic”. Basically how I thought a good way to describe one aspect of this term was to be defined as: “The way technology can physically interact with us”, and so what I wanted to do for my creativity module; was think of examples that were kind of “outside of the box” and really innovative, but still fit under the new aesthetic. One of the examples that instantly came to my mind were the digital carpets that you can find at museums and I had one at my movie theater as a little kid and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. So it fits under the term “The New aesthetic” because it interacts with your footsteps as you walk around it. Another technology that I saw fit under this category were those attractions at amusement parks that you can shoot inside of. Like, if anyone’s been to Disneyland or World the Buzz Lightyear Ride is an example; but I’m sure there’s a lot of other ride examples that I couldn’t think of. Basically the ride updates your shooting score as you go, and the sensors light up as you hit it, making it an extremely high-tech version of an example of Weird Internet Stuff. The other example that I thought of were interactive walls or screens that you can find at museums and places where you have to wait in line where they have screens that you can play certain games on/ like you move your hand and it can select options and each one is different. The last example I had of “The New aesthetic were like interactive quests, where you have something physical but there’s a sensor inside of it that lets it interact with other physical sensors (it makes more sense if you have ever experienced one before). They have one of these at Great Wolf Lodge called “Magiquest” that I used to do as a child. But anyways, all of these innovations make up different versions of entertainment that make up “Weird Internet Stuff” and let people physically interact with technology on a day to day basis.
Here are some pictures about the technology I talked about: