J Kang
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ABOUT ME

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Hello!

 
 

Jenny (Jiyeon) Kang

Interaction Designer + Coder 🎵

400 West 37th Street, New York, NY

jennykangdesign@gmail.com

 +1 646 283 4556

 
 

I have been pursuing my career as a designer for 9 years. I recently earned my master's degree in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design in New York City, and before, I double-majored in Visual Media Design and Public Relations & Advertising in Seoul, Korea. I'm specialized in UX/UI design for data-driven applications and dashboards, trying to find design solutions for complex systems. I'm a well-rounded designer who has deeper understandings in design, technology and business.

 
 

Check out my ongoing activities and research on emerging technologies, and the future of data + UX + business. Let's stay in touch!

 
 

Interface Cognitive A.i. - Ai Research

 
 

What would be the things for technologists and designers to contemplate when designing emerging A.i. driven products?

Collaborating with Jason Brogan, Jack Wilkinson, and Jungsoo Park, we came up with an idea of Fog.Ai which hacks the Ai master, imagining artificial intelligence system in the future. We did research into future generations of Artificial Intelligence and its applications. Our idea of fog ai represents the concept of emerging pervasive computing in our daily lives.

 

Fog Ai

A speculative fiction for the A.I. dominant future.

Worldview

In this near-future world, AI has become a facilitator of happiness. It has learned your habits, and it tries to guide your life experience to be most enjoyable. As a result, it automates many decisions, limiting your recommendations to only those you will undoubtedly like. While general happiness has increased, so has complacency and ignorance. Guided by AI since childbirth, many people lack an understanding of choice, identity, or open-mindedness. They haven't had to make decisions without the guard rails of AI. The AI affirms and pushes your habits into a more perfect model. Often, dates are set up, products are ordered, menu items recommended, and disappointment is at an all-time low. In a world in which AI is constantly limiting our choices, trying to make us better versions of ourselves, but storing our selfhood in a black box, what might constitute an alternative use of AI? What if AI existed to help us know ourselves less? In this world exists a subculture of cognitive drift. These people amble through life, floating down streets, from decision to decision, seemingly lost, but truthfully comfortable in embracing uncertainty. They have hacked their AIs to unplan their experience, cracking the black box of AI-determined selfhood, and seeking liberation from becoming more perfect models.

 

2020

We all remember 2020, when our visual field was so full of data that it was hard to exist. Sure it was nice how much help with our lives that AI had given us, but wow, what a complicated interface. Groups like Accenture claimed. AI is the new UI. That AI would be an advisor, a curator, an orchestrator.

 

2025

AI was a parent.  in fact, parents set up AI’s to take care of their children. We should have heeded the warnings of “mom-tech” that everything we were making was just trying to recreate our parents.

 

2030

AI has become a master. Our interfaces have completely dissolved. We don’t know what is us our what is the AI. Our personal AI’s have built such perfect models of our likes, dislikes, our behavior and personality. The whole world is like a facebook newsfeed. And we are limited in our decisions, our feelings, and our identities.

 

Problems

In 2017, we had dreams of AI becoming more like humans, that as we taught them to be more self-reflective they might develop consciousness and increase what it means to be alive. Increase what it might be like to be human. Instead of machines becoming more like humans, humans have become more like machines. We have reduced our humanity to suit the digital models of our self. We should have headed Jaron Lanier’s warning. Today Flaneur, who’s work with cognitive drift, an idea that perhaps we need to allow our minds to flow more fluidly, is ready to show you our new interface.

 

FOG (Formulative - Operating - Guidance - System)

We externalize the interaction between self and the AI, so that you can see what is happening and learn to understand those mechanisms. It allows for self reflection on your machine-human interaction.

 

 

Proof of Concept Video

Fog.ai - Fomulative Thinking Operating Guidance System

1. buying  /  2. dating  /  3. Thinking

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Jiyeon Kang