Hyun

My work and me

About Me

Hello, my name is Hyun — I am a designer and technologist creating symbiotic relationships between information and people. I am currently working with researchers, engineers and designers at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York.
If you have any questions or have something in mind for discussion, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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The Terminal

The Terminal

2015-Current — Recreational

Teaser image for The Terminal project.

CONCEPT: A lot of people, especially designers from my experience, have forgotten or lack respect on how computers were used before any graphic user interfaces (GUI) were implemented. I wanted to spark the interest of my fellow designers at IBM Design to take interest in not just the modern GUI, and experience of software, but to learn and appreciate how far innovation has reached.
"The Terminal" is equipped with a Raspberry Pi CPU, monitored through a 1970's monochrome phosphor screen, and controlled by a IBM Model M Keyboard that I refurbished. Utilizing several command line applications as well as custom scripts, I tried to bring an experience of an older computer without frustrations of knowing and memorizing commands. One of the bigger attractions of the terminal is the fact it that can interact with modern data, such as Twitter and Facebook while being immersed in a non-gui experience. After logging in, a customized splash screen containing instructions on how to use the machine is presented to the user. The Terminal also has been used as the main prop for my SXSW 2016 Interactive submission, "Taking Back Control in a Post-Snowden World"

Snapshots

View of custom .bashrc script for better guidance in using the terminal for new users.
View of custom .bashrc script for better guidance in using the terminal for new users.
Screen-capture of the terminal playing a video converted to ASCII characters.
Screen-capture of the terminal playing a video converted to ASCII characters.
Screen-capture of the terminal reading a .ASC PGP File.
Screen-capture of the terminal reading a .ASC PGP File.