First proposal for social object

Title: Rock Scissor history


There is a very popular game of rock scissor paper to climb stairs. I applied this game to my project because game helps students who are not interested in history to have fun. Students can have a wearable bracelet, which is to play rock-scissor-paper game. And then, they will start touring. In terms of Korean palace in Seoul, it has lots of stairs, which are a symbol of power. In that place, they play rock-scissor-paper game so as to climb the stair with their friends and strangers. Winner can go up one stair whenever they win, looser cannot go upstairs. The person who first reaches the finish stair is the final winner, and they can decide their status whatever they want to be? King? Queen? After that they will get the Audio for the tour. The audio will provide them with the voice of people who they decide to be. In details, each person gets the status to fulfill their mission, and they start touring by hearing the audio, in the first place, they can listen historical stories that are related to their status and meet other players who have status associated with the historical story. They can play rock-scissor-paper game. The winner can save score. (One win can save 10 scores) As they pass through the place they can play rock-scissor-paper game with other players who have the status related to the story at that place. According to the score, their status can be changed. In the final stage, players can get discounts as much as they get the score.

Rationale (why)

It is widely accepted that today student tends to be not interested in history in Korea. It is a controversial issue because history is an evidence that the ancestors have lived, and Edward Hallett Carr, who was an English historian, diplomat, journalist said that “History is a conversation between the past and present”. I think, as he mentioned, if history is a communication between the past and present, It is clear that the reasons of the communication would ask a question in the past in order to get wisdom of life and sometimes to get the solutions. That is to say, the ancestors had recorded the world’s past, and thus the descendants will have created a better future with an historical record.

Korea had been under Japanese colonial. At that time, many people were killed by Japanese and sacrificed for independence. For the reason, we need to remember the history so as to cherish the memory of a deceased person. Especially, this year is the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day, whereupon it is an important year. Japan has tried to hide this history that they have done in the past by distorting the history, including comfort women who were sacrificed as sexual slavery by the Japanese army (now just 52 of them survived, and all of them are over 80 years old. If they are dead, their sacrifice and resentment will have been forgotten by people ). Therefore, we need to remember the history, but the educational policy in Korea is insufficient.

Methodology / Technology

Rock paper scissor game will be made with arduino (physical computing) and Audio system will be given through App on smart phone.

Presentation (how you will present it and what you will need to present)

Rock paper scissor game was made with arduino and screen for score will be made with arduino.

I will make application to provide audio system, so people can enjoy this game wherever with this arduino circuit and smart phone.