SDA #000002 – Korea, social analysis of Youth, school tests, and crime.

Here I am collecting several data from mostly from the social/welfare sector and general surveys. It peaks my interest to delve into Korean open data and try to deduct or analyze a cultural phenomena by usage of governmental data. Since these data are from the public majority it should closely reflect Korean mindsets. Twitter could be an alternative route for social data analysis if by some reason it is hard to analyze social behaviors from the sets I’ve collected.용산

I’ve initially wanted to compare average marriage; number of marriages, divorces, foreign marriages and divorces. I’ve came across a more interesting set of data: the data for youth crimes in Korea.youcrime

There seems to be a pattern that every year there is an increase of youth crimes around May and October. It be interesting to find if the youth population, family violence data; family satisfaction, money usage surveys; and yearly calendar events may shed some light on the peaks. I’ve also taken an interest in the recent peak of family violence just last year.


With the recent distrust between the citizens and the government, by the ‘ferry disaster’ and ‘government surveillance of private chats’ it be interesting to explore and compare for patterns. And try to figure out something new for the Korean public sentiment in general.

For most visualization of data are just info-graphics and not an analysis of culture. I’ve stumbled across, which does post a few interesting info-graphics such as the number of companies that economically rules over Korea *cough* 3 *cough* and perhaps a few political info-graphic for awareness, but nothing strong.

Korean news is known for using charts and data to prove points in news articles, but most are biased, in my opinion the data themselves are not full of detailed information. You get this feeling just by going over a few data sheets in the open data project site for Korea. Although, anything related to police department have strong data sets, which can be proven useful to amass generic data sets.

The hypothesis is that there is a strong tie between testing dates for high school students during June, October and November and youth crimes followed by family violence. The increasing number of night life (there is population data comparing day versus nighttime) is a result from aftermath of test and/or results of the test. I’m  also curious to find news articles pertaining to 2003, 2008, 2013, and the tests difficulty on those years. Hopefully, I can nudge the seriousness of changing education systems in Korea.

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TTE #00000A – Patents, Daily Context Writing, Plastic Surgery, Patent Resources.

7 Day Research Habit


A conspiracy theory of anti vaccine moms

The collapse of the roman empire is because of vaccines the patent for method of

Eureka invention of Hemastitus of a mixture to cure the common flu. Has led to the destruction of the Roman Empire. Mothers for lobbying reasons have resisted the mixture of plants that cure Romanitis.

A foreign ambassador by the bame of Teltiana Kil has contracted Hematitus to create a mixture to weaken the Roman children in order to weaken the nations forces. A magical potion that leads to the destruction of skin and falling off of bodily parts a catalyst a prone to death mixture.

Distrusting an invention by a foreigner the mothers put into effect a conspicuous campaign that wipes out the whole Empire.

What is a stone slab patent?


A horror roman mythology lullaby

7 year old – Horror – collapse of roman empire – cybernetically material

A song, in the depths of gods, where the roman mythology becomes the cybernetically materialistic obsession of kids or parents. In the time of the Romans the mythology becomes the medium where people have communicated stories to teach anecdotes or for younglings to joke around.

Horror or terror in the perspective of a 7-year old roman child. Not scary to adults but horrifying for the young by means of their imaginations.

A simile of definitions between internet/cyberculture and roman mythology.

Recorded song in smartphone, don’t forget.


Bruteness in Meat dangers of politics and business

political carnivores – politically motivated – 1900 – cartoon

During the 1900 the time of industrial revolution how might politicians have used mass production as a means to make a business of eating meat? Make a political cartoon of those times?

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Manual for Anarchistic Homeless aka how to live like Madmax

Homeless -tactile-2251-anarchian instruction booklet

What does it mean to be a homeless in 2251?

Is it a choice? Is it a form of lifestyle like being a hipster in today’s time?


Meow Meow Meome meo Mewo Meow Meow (A Guide to Catyranny)

Cat – Tyrannical mood – next year – conspiracy theory

“Felleow felines! Comrades of war! We celebrate today our species tyranny over the world!

By year 2015 we cats need to meow the world. We have to create an invention that prevents us from being exploited. As the warchief in the war against our sworn enemy, the birds. We have devised a mechanism to be successful and our faithful servants have filed a patent!


{patent} that feeds cats


Life can be simpler, what is the next best social media?

High School Dropout – Unironically sincere – materially cybernetic – 10 years from now,(2251)

How does a HS dropout connect with the world? If by the end of 10 years you need to have a cybernetic identity that has reputation, how can a HSDropout work around for fair treatment? On the premise of open data of everything. What entails us from creating disparities and divides?



Patent searches

Weird Patents

Patent War, Problems with Patents

Body Corporate: Who Owns Your Genes?

produced by Wayne Harley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 43:38 mins

Myriad Breast Cancer Gene

“In the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Assoication it is stated quite plainly that:

It is unprofessional to receive remuneration from patents for surgical instruments or medicines; to accpet rebates on prescription or surgical appliances, or perquisites from attendants who aid in the car of patients.

Through the centures medicine has given freely of its discoveries for the benefit of mankind. Vaccination against smallpox, inoculation against hydrophobia, digitalis and innumerable other methods and medicaments became the property of all who cared to employ them in the control of disease. Now as medicine has become more complex, involving technical assistants in the fields of biochemistry, physiology, physics and associated branches, great numbers of pople who give their full time to the work of the hospital, the laboratory or the care of the sick work with the medical profession but are not bound in any way by the same ethical principles.

Research workers in many universities have developed preparations and technics in their laboratories at considerable expense to the institution. Workers in some instances have seen fit to turn over to the universities the control of such products. In other instances universities have refused to accept such responsibilities and the worker has taken some other method of administering the control of his discovery.”

Korea Perspective on Patent

mostly on medical machines.

Own researches, plastic surgery:

Book A history of plastic surgery, Santoni-Rugiu, Paolo
Publisher: Springer, ISBN: 9783540462415

 Journal Aesthetic plastic surgery ISSN: 0364-216X

Book Stone’s plastic surgery facts and figures, Chiu, Tor Wo,
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book Current therapy in plastic surgery, McCarthy, Joseph G.,
Publisher: Saunders/Elsevier, ISBN: 9781437712933

Book Plastic surgery secrets, Weinzweig, Jeffrey,
Publisher: Mosby/Elsevier ISBN: 0323034705

Keywords: Plastic Surgery, Patents war, medical tourism, gene patent, patents on patents, patent tourism, plastic surgery risks, obliviousness to risk, plastic risk, tourism of risks, risking life for tourism, adventuring,

BNB #000006 – SafeCast, measuring radiation

Systems Map


I would use it, it was interesting to see radiation levels mapped for Japan. It’s free, made by the people and it helps with the awareness both for citizens and the government to work together.

Mapping out environment data seems fairly helpful rather than harmful, it creates a community rather than dead zones. Check the link to see Japan and its radiation map.

PAZ #000006 – The oh! so redundant Shakespearbot!

I be introducing ye the glamorous Shakespearbot. Me beloved friend, sadly only works with me laptop on. Got its files onto a server droplet, installed node, servi and other things. But for the world in me I have not figured out how to make the files just run on their own. Well node server.js doesn’t seem to work even when I’m in the root of the server. This server thing is as me bot says: “thou, a madness dot”. Still it’s nice to have a automated twitter post every minute. I will soon figure out this server running files gimmick.

Story. I’ve tweaked with the twitter bot sample, and mashed it with the previous markov generator. It works super dandy fine! I automatically generate with the markov generator, and input the first two sentences into the tweetPost itself. Here’s the current messy code of the sketch:

// Karam Byun
// Shakespeare Speaketh OCT 2014

// Daniel Shiffman
// Programming from A to Z, Fall 2014

// A p5 sketch that tweets generated Markov phrases

// How many characters in the tweet?
var numchars;

// data with Shakes' Plays
var lines;
// The Markov Generator object
var generator;

var tweetShake;
var paragraph = []

function preload() {
  lines = loadStrings('data/dialogue.txt');

function setup() {
  // The Markov Generator
  // First argument is N-gram length, second argument is max length of gen. text
  generator = new MarkovGenerator(4, 80);
  // Feed all the lines from the text file into the generator
  for (var i = 0; i < lines.length; i++) {


function generate() {
  // Display the generated text
  var output
  var text

  // Get 2 lines
  for (var i = 0; i < 2; i++) {
    text = generator.generate();
    tweetShake = paragraph

  // Each line gets a new html p tag
  // Just to see
  for (var i = 0; i < paragraph.length; i++) {

  // Clear paragraph for new lines
  paragraph = []

// Update the div that says how many characters are in the tweet
function countChars() {

// Execute an API call to tweet!
function postTweet() {
  // Note the use of encodeURIComponent()
  // We should probably be using this in all the examples from this week
  // Inside the encodeURIComponent is our tweetShake
  loadJSON('/tweet?status=' + encodeURIComponent(tweetShake), tweeted);

// We tweeted!
function tweeted(data) {
  // Debugging what happened

  // What came back?
  // Just show that in the window
  var p;
  if (data.message) {
    p = createP('Error! ' + data.message);
  } else if (data.text) {
    p = createP('Success I tweeted: ' + data.text);
  } else {
    p = createP('Unknown error! ');

Now I need be focusing more on the actual sayings of Shakespearbot, and getting all the plays with scripts in the data file. And hopefully we can create beautiful visuals as well as beautiful dialogues (with a bit of patience and imagination)

Deny you than his last; but I had his nook, which the kindness Squash, brought to high-top and low.

Look, and a rope the enters and that is not in eight, my time a seal unlocks,

And so tremble: my death, remaineth thrift, she sleeps, my dead fails, not scorn measured at my art as the Athens was.

Sings. A prites, Calibans.

Silence wood. To youth. I shown: You know aboard.

TTE #000008 – Carnisseur™ Aftermath, its emergence & its lessons.

This is a writing on the aftermath of Carnisseur™, a fictional food corporation placed not so far into the future, its emergence and its lessons. The whole project is based on the premise that food future will be inevitably exploited by capitalistic tools. We had the simplistic hypothesis that there will be an entity that makes money off of any future food. Also underlying is the concept that for a future food to be successful as mainstream it needs to be commercialized. We chose that future food to be In Vitro Meat; we created a corporation that figured its way to speed the “brewing” of In Vitro Meat. Which is used in a meat printer that uses cell cartridges called cultures to print all kinds of meat out in households. Just like any coffee maker with its pods.

The beginning of In Vitro Meat Commercialization. The corporation history starts in 2033 with the filing of the in vitro meat growth accelerator patent. With the patent in hand the Carnisseur™ Corporation is founded to start selling their products world wide and help humanity eat meat with less resources.

Temporary Expert

Revolutionizing meat one cut at a time. These meat printers become a popular kitchenware over the course of 5 years, and as always we see the creation of DIY Hacker communities around the meat printers. Carnisseur™ is now faced with Hacker communities that can create various other meat as well as indefinite amount of meat, as well as several sickness from eating from DIY in vitro meat. Our stance is to stop this unsafe practice around the world as well as keeping communities that are hurting the Carnisseur™ economic ecosystem by patenting a DRM (Digital Rights Management) for our product.

Abstract. A method for ensuring the delivery of high quality cultured meat without worries of hazardous cell mutations from unlicensed third party in-vitro meat cultures by means of digital rights management for licensed in-vitro meat providers. In particular, described herein are methods to prevent the risk of third party cultures from contaminating or accessing the composition of the in-vitro meat culture; of exceeding safe growth limits; of accelerating the growth of cultures that have not been licensed and verified as safe. The invention restricts access to accelerated in-vitro meat growth by unlicensed/third-party cultures, and limits meat growth-per-culture to within acceptable amounts.

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This is the basic context for the patent drawings. If you do read from the imaginary patents there is the whole historical background and reasons for creating the new DRM system. To us this corporation was real, it seemed plausible to the extent of making us discuss viable future for the decisions we were making for the technologies of the DRM system of the in vitro meat making. We argued about the cartridges using existing connectors; the consequences of hacking the cartridges; of what people might be doing to exploit the ecosystem made by Carnisseur™; of dark usage of these printers: of human shaped in vitro meats or human organs; of medical hackers to black market human organs; the new kind of health threats created through accelerated cell growth; of market campaigns to make the Carnisseur™ printer more friendlier; of thinking of family packs, restaurant packs; making personas; thinking of bias news and etc.

Persona and daily usage of happy users: 2 Persona

Jane, Business/ Woman with a child (33) – new york, healthy, loves meat taste, business woman, no pets, outgoing, loves to invite friends over, loves her son (10).
Dave, Designer/ Man (23) – Brooklyn, likes to experiment, loves to eat, wanna-be chef.

Daily Routine Jane

Jane wakes up everyday at 5:30AM, gets coffee & toasts ready, eat, read the news, takes a shower, and spends 10 minutes in thinking about what to eat for dinner. She gets ready for work by 8:30. Takes her son to the school and she herself spends the day at her firm working, chit-chat and is done with work by 5:00PM. Before she goes home she visits the local grocery and buys culture she decided to eat in the morning.

She sets the culture on to the carnimaker, she sets the carniforms as fun-o-ghetti for the original italian meatball culture she bought half an hour ago. Today she is preparing meatball spaghetti for her son’s A+ presentation at school yesterday. She undresses and start preparing for dinner for her son and herself. She sets out her tablet with the recipe, takes out vegetables from the refrigerator. She cuts them to prepare for cooking, she can see the carnimaker making fun shaped meatballs with the new fun-o-ghetti carniforms she bought. In about 12 minutes the meatballs are ready to be plunged into the marinated sauce.

Her son is back from soccer practice. She encourages him to get ready for dinner. They talk, have fun with the carniforms, finds one shaped as a soccer player and laughs.

Daily Routine Dave

Dave the designer is a freelancer based in brooklyn, his days and nights are not consistent. He’s been saving money for the premium carnifier and got the package just today. As he unboxes the package he is greeted with a fine looking machinery. Customized for his taste as a designer. It vaguely reminds him of his old 3-in-all printer. He wonders what to do with the printer sized box for a bit, but decides to think about it later.

He takes out the instructions, as beautiful as any Ikea instruction pamphlet. He scans it as he’s eager to taste/experience his first carni9 tonight, as many discussion forum has posted about. He also finds a bit of recipe section on the back of the instruction pamphlet, but he already has downloaded and hold enough recipe data found in the net.

He searches the box for the included carniforms, classic steak carniform & custom strips carniform. Today he wants to try the Kobe Beef Recipe from a japanese user in the forum. All he needs to get are the premium Kobe Beef culture from the mart. The custom strips carniform will come in handy tonight. 

News: 1 Persona.

Kirt, Family/ Husband,Father of two (53) – New jersey, likes to take family outside for picnics, believes in good meat, brought up by eating steak from actual living cows. Has a son (15) and daughter (19)

Almost Dead Family of CarniDIYs

Last week in the Hopsital of Yorkshire, 3 patients contaminated by Carnisseur Corp. culture poison were taken to the ER. They are recuperating slowly, the father of the family seems distraught for not taking precautionary actions before the DIY CarniCulture.

Carnisseur Corp. refuses to comment on the incident. Patients contaminated by the Carnisseur Corp. culture poison has drastically risen the last 6 months after the emergence of CarniMake sales on craiglist. The public of CarniDIY are petitioning to  rid of the poison and fighting for the utility rights on food. The governor of _state_ have spoken of the unfair treatment of citizens through the divide created by food technologies.


It’s friday night and we need a good meal. We’ve been craving for the best juicy steak for years now. We recently bought the carnissoire’s new family meat maker. It had the cuts we wanted nice old steak cuts. It takes my favorite meat the traditional new york steak culture, my wife has what she wants the lean lamb culture. Good thing these meat makers have carniformz for children. They don’t see food as we once use to it should always be fancy and pretty looking. My son loves the frog carniform and my 9 year-old daughter prefers the geometric star carniforms. Hopefully, the forms help them with their math subject.

I bought a pack of dozen philly cheese steak. Been eating for weeks and its been great. It’s so simple to take the culture put it in the machine and meatmake. The dishes out of this is amazing I’m considering to buy the Philadelphia minced carniform just to feel like I’m in Philadelphia.

Master Wu like his steak in premium condition, the cooks carefully place premium rib eye culture in the carnimaker set the timer for 23 minutes to cook the meat while it is in its non oxidize state, a bit of pink and fine cherry red.  the marble aways consistet. Never really have to worry about buying the perfect marble rib eye steak. It’s perfect all the time.

Above are a few rough writing done for creating a world with Carnisseur™. Its amazing to think that these thoughts stems from these uncertain graphs and diagrams we made before deciding on our final idea.

IMG_6380 IMG_6377 IMG_6381 IMG_6382graphx03graphx2The ideas emerged slowly from our initial questions of what modified organic food really meant for our times. Then we started to think about dividing the territory with: what if we wanted to sell food products and is possible and cheap? We were slowly seeing how food corporations were controlling production and sales with industrial strategies of cheap and fast distribution. And that healthy produce seemed expensive to maintain and to practice. At this point we tried to get interviews, and get real perspectives on the aspects of the business side of food production, but was a hard task. So we emerged to look into our instincts for trying to create/imagine a future they practices the same thing industrial food production corporations are doing today.

diypoisonThinking of food in terms of marketing products and digital rights emerged from our talks. We even thought of knife sets that people needed to buy in order to cut certain meat molecular structures, or even contaminating the cells when used in illegal ways. Here we were originally thinking more of catalogs of meat printer products and its utility license packs like a digitalocean server monthly payment. However, the feedback we got from our peers pointed us to a direction where patents seem legal and felt more real for people to understand and critically think about foods not being ours to keep.

Simple graphs, non-directional discussions, interviews without results, ludicrous ideas, and feedback all added to the emergence of Carnisseur™. And the patents helped look at holes and made the far-fetched ideas seem legal/practicable in a near future in an area where we are slowly losing our grasps on.



BNB #000004 – Death of Emotions, the News we Love.

Death of Emotions, the News we Love

Recently, in the internet we have been lost in the articles of the Ebola crisis, via text, images, sound, and video. We have been reading about the tragic news in West Africa; about the sudden spread of it into America and in Spain; and through interactive data visualizers. However, as long as we stay in our homes being able to watch news in our home sweet comfy sofas, we are not dealing with their reality, it is theirs to keep. We in our homes, news are as virtual as any interactive video game and farfetched from our daily lives as any YouTube channel.

The media is hurting us and it is pretty bad. Amusing Ourselves To Death, touches upon it more than three decades ago and the Brave New World written more than eight decades ago. Not by fault of technology or even the news media, but our own instincts added with technology makes us less human. We are lost in a vast ocean of information within the medium of the internet. When instagram users hear the news of Ebola it is a means of publicity: a new hashtag for instant fame; a theme for jokes; a subject for showing off cleverness and the occasional memoire of grief. When twitter users hear the news of Ebola, it is a means to criticize the government.

The issue of media is that it detaches us from the reality of the message. It detaches the receivers of the message from their emotions; there is a buffer created between the receiver and the sender by exact means of the technological advantage of the medium: greater the technology, the greater the buffer. Technology delays our natural feedback of attaching our emotions to the message.

McLuhan says the medium is the message and rightfully so. The medium today is capable of creating vast messages and humans can’t keep up without sacrificing: emotions for knowledge. For journalism the medium is the buffer. A buffer from experiencing reality as it exists. We see lesser versions of reality and are covering our eyes from guilt. As time flows our guilt loses itself in the buffer, we are being controlled only by what the media sees as honorable to let our human feelings to interact with the message. Then how can we get rid of the buffer and perhaps feel a little more guilt, and why should we? We cannot simply stop using internet to get our news. Media has trained many us to react with limited emotions. Many times media even simulates our efforts to be fulfilled by only feeling these limited emotions. And hides our true nature to find out how devastating a message really is. So how about we stop reading news after news in Facebook non-stop just to fill in our void? And only read a couple at a time? Maybe even just one, and stop and think about it, just for a day. We can’t simply let our emotional sides disappear without a fight, we stop becoming humane when death are just numbers and incidents are subjects for small talks, where is our human form of communication?

The media does help better equip the public to gain more access to information all around the world. But to the public it is a mere third party window to a play between the media message and its recipients. But the public think that they themselves are never the recipients, I think we should start critically reading one news article at a time, feel a bit more guilt and be moved to care, that’ll get us off from our couches.

Karam Byun
Former Professor of Multimedia Department, Huree University, Mongolia



PAZ #000005 – Imagine the word! Its depth and its girth.

Shakespeare# A twitter bot that spits, spews, spurns, speaketh Shakespeare, collecting all scripts from his plays. Make twi-bot learn the language, set a server and let it exist until the end of web 2.0 Marvelous absolutely marvelous. Perhaps it should be done in such a way the bot uses the single word occurrences only in the speech.

# A physical manifestation of dialogues, is it such nonsense that a mere human would speaketh to its objects? I fear that humankind has lost faith in expressing its lack of senses. I dare say, the blocks of light indeed holds captive the attention of the public. What say you?

# Blasphemy could have been a name. Butt whyy nott? Common sense, I sense. What is to feel common sense how do one visually see it? How can you teach common sense to a character in a painting? How will Puck learneth from Shakespeare of commoner’s itching feeling?

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