In order to better store memories, Fete was created with the intention of livening up photos and memories. The concept concentrates on immersive nostalgia therapy. Creating for a story of your life that is played back in pictures. The ferromagnetic liquid creates forms that resemble figures and shapes in pictures. The cameras and sensors maneuver the magnets in order to recreate a memory or celebration. Artificial Intelligence creates for movement and change over what forms and pictures are displayed, and in what sequence. The interactive glass screen allows for users to move and rotate forms and shapes.
Design Concept
FETE was introduced with the intention of creating for an opportunity; for homes to include three-dimensional art and add an extra dimension of beauty, uniqueness, and personalization to a home's interior decor. Picture frames and albums have been stowed away in cupboards and drawers, only to be put to use when needed. Our pictures, memories and celebrations are hidden behind closed doors most of our lives, only to be pulled out and enjoyed when needed. FETE, meaning celebration, was created in order to better visualize the memories and celebrations we capture. Ferromagnetic liquid is used to re-create the image or scene in FETE, and a magnetic body is used to force the liquid to move into required forms. Cameras and sensors (used to capture depth, width, height, grain and detail) work in correlation with the ferromagnetic liquid and the magnetic frame; in order to re-create and form your captured moments. The integrated artificial intelligence operates to scroll through forms just as you would flip through a photo-album.
Three-dimensional art, also known as 3D art, is a type of artwork that has three dimensions: height, width, and depth. This means that it has volume and occupies space. Unlike two-dimensional art, which is flat and only has height and width, three-dimensional art can be viewed from different angles, and the viewer can move around it to see it from different perspectives. 3D art has the ability to create a sense of depth, volume, and realism that is not possible with 2D art. The appearance of 3D art can be highly diverse, and it can be used to create a wide range of visual experiences that engage and inspire viewers.
Overall, three-dimensional art is a diverse and exciting field that offers endless possibilities for creative expression. It allows artists to explore and push the boundaries of what is possible in terms of form, space, and volume, and creates immersive and engaging experiences for users.
Immersive therapy is a type of therapy that uses immersive virtual reality technology to create a simulated environment that is designed to help individuals overcome certain mental health issues or phobias. This type of therapy is sometimes referred to as virtual reality therapy or VR therapy. The goal of immersive therapy is to create a safe and controlled environment where individuals can confront their fears and anxieties in a more controlled and manageable way. It can be especially helpful for individuals who have difficulty accessing or participating in traditional forms of therapy or for those who have not responded well to other types of treatment. Research has shown that immersive therapy can be effective for a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction. It is considered a promising approach to mental health treatment and is being increasingly used by mental health professionals around the world.
Ferromagnetic liquid, also known as ferrofluid, is a type of liquid that contains small magnetic particles that can be magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. The particles are typically suspended in a carrier fluid, such as oil or water, and are small enough to remain in suspension even when the liquid is at rest.
Ferromagnetic liquids exhibit several interesting and unique properties due to the presence of the magnetic particles. For example, when a magnetic field is applied to the liquid, the particles become magnetized and align themselves along the lines of magnetic force. 
FETE will be able to scan, store and recreate a plethora of images. Affording users the ability to, therapeutically, view memories and celebrations without interruption.
Designer
Ali Bhalloo, abhalloo@asu.edu
Research
Enhanced thermal transport in soft composites through magnetic alignment
Localized magnetic fluid finishing of freeform surfaces using electropermanent magnets and magnetic concentration.
https://asu.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/localized-magnetic-fluid-finishing-of-freeform-surfaces-using-ele
Ashif Iquebal, Professor and Assistant at ASU
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