I want to present my fourth-dimensional interface as a science-fictional scene: I will pass out screenplay pages which invite the class to engage as actor and audience. The scene will be:
Me as myself defending my incremental-tech interface to my (fictional) doctoral dissertation committee at MIT.
the (fictional) incremental technology is based on a (fictionally) pre-existing technology which is:
a redundancy/guidance technology for commercial and military jet pilots to physically sense micro-satellite-transmitted streams of "fourth-dimensional" signals. These signals are 'tunable' to different frequencies which are mapped to different types of entropic activities and historical event streams such as:
flocks of geese/migration pathways
high traffic areas/areas marked for non-commercial flight paths
Gult Stream edges & other weather systems
Additionally, the ghosting signal of a single high-entropy event may be sensed equivalently to a stream of billions of low-entropy. Users (normally pilots or soldiers) can set their resolution thresholds to differentiate types of signals or just to sense every entropy stream as a continuous universal signal. The use depends on the user's need for discernment.
The incremental technology I will be presenting will be for pedestrian/individual consumer use. If someone wants to sense where they are most likely to have a credit card transaction on their walk through the city - that is a universal entropy signal which can be sensed as a haptic density in space/midair.
INSPIRATION LINKS & RESEARCH AVENUES
Omer Shapira's 4D video game was a huge inspiration for me when I glimpsed it at the 2014 ITP Spring Show: http://omershapira.com/portfolio/horizon-a-4d-game/
At the 2015 ITP Spring Show Sagar Mohite also made a 4D game:
LinkNYC and the specter of ubiquitous data collection: http://www.link.nyc/
The Haptec bike I developed Fall 2014 with Sam Sadtler and Marc Abbi-Samra.
The concepts of relative geography & absolute geography
3d probability densities in real space - data visualization art project:
The Cartographer's Map
This is a proposal for an incremental use-innovation for an initially militarized technology designed for commercial and military aircraft which the main character (played by a fictional, future me) seeks to turn it to public use as a way to use/mediate/invert Big Data collection and surveillance (versus militarization/industrialization).
Dissertation committee questions may be centered around:
lack of a case for immediate economic use is not immediately apparent,
Insurance risk assessment
The potential social amplification effects from immediate, universally accessible information.