A fictional gear of the future

Warfare of the Mind

Scope
  • Science fiction
  • 3D Scanning
  • Reverse Engineering
  • 3D Rendering
  • Photogrammetry
  • Concept Development
  • 3D Modelling and Printing
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Project Overview
The project brief is to reimagined myself or a projection of who I could be in the future, in an environment or an alternative universe (provided the physics are the same as this one (earth). In this environment, I am to perform a designated task using a face-fitting device. The device is to reflect a futuristic world of techno-paranoia and/or dystopia as suggested by programmes such as Black Mirror. Here is my concept.

Background: The Return of Theropods

The year is 2045, the earth is hit by a deadly virus that turns birds into giant monsters- a return to their evolutionary Theropods. These monsters demolish skyscrapers with a swing of their tails! 

Humans combat these monsters by controlling the mind of an alpha-monsters using BRAIN.

BRAIN is an advance non-invasive brain-to-computer interface technology.

Technological evidence 

BRAIN uses non-invasive mind-control technology like NextMind to decode information through intense focusing.

Brain-computer Interface translates brain activity into digital commands, allowing the wearer to control visual interfaces in real time.

Technology evidence research sketches1

Mood board/Inspiration

Inspirations were drawn from dystopian sci-fi movies like Blade Runner, Ghost in a Shell, Alita Battle Angel and the likes. I also engaged in some body-storming exercises with some VR lenses to get a feel of the proportions and general experience.

Conceptualisation 

The conceptualisation began with exploration of potential helmet profile configurations in line with the theme of the fictional scenario. The preferred design is to bear a semblance to the monster. And to serve as camouflage. 

The selected silhouettes were then developed further. The structure of the Theropods informed the form of the helmet (BRAIN).

Hardsurface sylisation was infused into the concept to give it a military and combative look.

Kitbash was done using Zbrush and PS to further sell the idea visually. 

3D Scanning & Modelling

In order to build the custom face fitting device for myself, a 3D scan of my head was taken using the Artec LEO 3D scanner, The head model would be used as a base model to build the device for a perfect fit when manufactured. 

Feel free to interact with my head scan model below 😉

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Exploring other colours, materials and finishes

If you’ll love to see a timelapse of the design process, see my Youtube channel. 

Thank you