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  • Ruimin Ma

  • Pipeline News: A Spatialized Media Platform

    Transdisciplinary Design (MFA)

    Pipeline News: A Spatialized Media Platform
    Reading news is a way to stay informed and connect to the world and to one another. Yet perceiving news is warped into a convoluted experience that is constrained and shaped by news providers (content) and devices (form). To argue the concern of “constrained” reading experience, my design-led research investigates the cognitive and ideological manipulation of interest groups and analyzes how the interface of tablets and smartphones have transformed accessing news into a passive activity. My research is explored as a news medium design prototype: Pipeline News, where news is distributed in a spatial pattern to allow for multiple perspectives, and where readers’ interaction with news is no longer one of “reading” but rather “experiencing.” The name of Pipeline News employs the metaphor of a construction component intentionally to evoke connections and a penetration of “walls” that are both physical and cognitive. As a future scenario of news accessibility and participation, Pipeline News plays the part of a third party collecting news from multiple news outlets and displaying them in a spatial and ideological dimension. My new medium applies the technology of Augmented Reality to facilitate users’ bodily engagement with the news from multiple perspectives and spatiotemporally. See a video documenting my research: vimeo.com/428820273.
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