Spiritual ritual to human regret,

performed by web technology

 

 

Do you have a regret that you want to let go?

 

Then, dial 424-373-4738(4243-REGRET)

for the ritual to your regret performed by ‘Cyber Monk’.

 

May your sad memories be gone with the shadow.

And, the sun also rises.

 


dear regret,

as the sun goes down, the shadow disappears.

And the sun also rises, the shadow will still be there, just like our past.

we can never get rid of our past. But by suggesting this ritual to our past, I wanted to help people to let go off their regret in the past, and move on with their lives, by appreciating the universality of regret.

You are not alone,

The sun also rises.

 

from changyeon, who has regrets just like you.


[System Documentation]

watch the video below, with your speaker on

“The Sun Also Rises” is a dynamic, web/based system enabling the release of regrets through a digital ritual, similar to lighting a candle in a temple. My goal is to demonstrate the potential of web art to serve as a spiritual companion. As an exploration of this, I created  ‘Cyber Monk’, driven by the input of people’s regret stories, which are interpreted computationally into personalized and ritualized contents that allow for reflection and release.

If you have a regret and want to let it go, dial 424-373-4738(4243-REGRET). ‘Cyber Monk’ is activated real time to listen to your regrets and perform personalized rituals in the form of personalized animated, shadow art derived from your spoken regrets. At the same time, Cyber Monk aggregates each personalized ritual from all the participants and streams them as a collective landscape of regret. You can see through this collective landscape  that you are not alone, that regret is universal, a realization that is known to bring solace in overcoming negative emotions.

 

 

sincere thanks to 295 people

who participated during 5 days of the project,

and hope this project consoled your regrets.

 


[Stories from 295 human regrets]

watch the video below, with your speaker on

 

[Landscape of Human Regret]

Website Version

 

[Landscape of Human Regret]

Installation Version


THIS DYNAMIC, WEB-BASED SYSTEM ENABLING THE RELEASE OF REGRETS

THROUGH A DIGITAL RITUAL TO DEMONSTRATE THE POTENTIAL OF WEB ART

TO SERVE AS A SPIRITUAL COMPANION FOR HUMAN KIND

MADE WITH JAVASCRIPT/HTML/CSS/NODE.JS/MONGODB/TWILIO API AND MAYA 3D.

 

visit at thesunalsorises.ORG to meet cyber monk for Your Regret.

Or, below is the talk about project presented at New york university.

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