TWFSDS Field   

The World Federation of Sphere Detection Sports WFSDS (2020)

Simulation, live stream, and highlight video 
Exhibited at: Ars Electronica .ART Gallery 9.9.20-9.23.20 / DDDD Gallery 7.7.20-8.8.20
Project by: Jenny Rodenhouse with Keda Jiang & Soo Jin Lee
Featuring broadcast by: Prisma, “The Belt 24/7”, Helsinki Finland
Circle Detection by: OpenCV
Best Sphere Sport Commentary Compilation by: Soon Jin Lee & Jenny Rodenhouse, featuring music from “Jock Jams Volume 1”

WFSDS shifts our focus from plastic balls to edible spheres using circle recognition technology to generate a virtual sport. Watch this season when WFSDS launches over a grocery store “Belt Cam” in Helsinki, triggering players to perform sphere identification behaviors: kick, catch, swing, hit.

Public displays of contest, survival, and stamina have been relocated, from arenas to grocery stores. Combining these past and present sites of global competition, The World Federation of Sphere Detection Sports shifts our focus from plastic balls to edible spheres using circle recognition technology to generate a virtual sport.

Combining all sphere sports to make one bigger and better sport ;) WFSDS triggers digital players to perform prescribed sphere identification behaviors: kick, catch, swing, hit, and chase over scenes of passing produce, paper products, and alcohol. Watch this season and cheer for your favorite purchase when WFSDS launches its live stream over Prisma’s 24/7 grocery store “Belt Cam” in Helsinki. Who is playing who? Who purchased the melon? Who is winning? No one knows.

TWFSDS Replays

The World Federation of Sphere Detection Sports uses computer vision and game engine software to propose a new sport from existing parts. Combining past and present sites of competition—the stadium and the grocery store—TWFSDS offers a simulation of contest, a familiar gesture towards a lost routine, and experiments with a digital alternative for the now delayed “sports”.

Thank you to: Anthony Espino, Sizhe Huang, Keda Jiang, Nanyi Jiang, Soo Jin Lee, Ziru Ling, Siladityaa Sharma, Jingyi Wang

Support from: Live-ish, DDDD, Media Design Practices ArtCenter College of Design, & Snap Inc, Research.

The House of Desktop Dining, HDD (2020)

Website and Live Stream
Exhibited at: DDDD Gallery 7.7.20-8.8.20  
Jenny Rodenhouse with Sizhe Huang, Nanyi Jiang, Ziru Ling, and Jingyi Wang

The House of Desktop Dining is a digital restaurant to visit and eat with your computer. Automatically generating a table for two, the restaurant uses select visual and audio data from the top mukbang performers to prepare a set of personalized food pairings with your body’s posture and mouth sounds. []

Restaurant Front

Restaurant Order


Live stream publication
Lead Researcher & Designer

AR-TV is episode 2 of LIVE-ISH, a streaming publication of design research that explores how the stories we consume today are authored by not just humans but algorithmically tuned cameras.

As a part of SNAP INC Research’s 2020 CREATIVE CHALLENGE, in collaboration with BBC Research and MICROSOFT Research, ARTCENTER’S Immersion Lab examined the future of storytelling with augmented reality through the lens of the camera, computer vision, and machine learning. AR-TV proposes ways to identify, author, and share new stories in collaboration with autonomous machines. If a story is a series of events that are suddenly given priority, importance, and structure, who or what decides this? How can computer vision reveal events and details that once went unnoticed? How can machine vision and learning models detect features, infer patterns, and predict scenes, now be co-authors? How might these new machine envisioned stories change how we understand and relate to one another?

Introduction Bumpers

ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN Transdisciplinary Studio HOST DEPARTMENT Interaction Design FACULTY AND DESIGN RESEARCHER Jenny Rodenhouse THESIS RESEARCHER Miranda Jin ARTIST & DESIGNERS Davis Brown, Dillon Chi, Brandon Comer, Wenyu Du, Qihang Fan, Anna Kang, Casey Knapp, John Ma, Susie Moon, Jeanne Park, Ian Sterling, Nicole Wang TEACHING ASSISTANT Leo Yang PUBLICATION DESIGN Jenny Rodenhouse