Mohammad

A summary of my thesis project done at NYU ITP on a 3-part experiment to find ways to find an identity and an identitarian expression that work for me.

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Hyper Body

One of the recurrent themes in my works is redefining and repurposing my body.

 

What possibilities emerge from extending ourselves via social & digital media? What kind of dialogue happens between the digital and the physical body?

My Digital-Physical-Social Body

2018, Physical Computing, NodeJS, Graph API, Arduino

Inspiration: Daito Manabe’s electric stimulus to face

More on technical development here.

 

When I see funny memes on my feed, I don’t just type “LOL”; I also physically chuckle. When people made mean comments online, I physically feel heaviness in my chest. In this project, I want to put merge my physical self and my social-digital self.

 

I made a series of programs that allows viewers of my Facebook livestream physically affect my body via comments. Comments on a livestream are stored and parsed into serial data, which in turn activate TENS Units, sending electrical signals to my muscles.

Technical pipeline

Watch a sample performance here

 

Self Love / Self Help / Send Help

2018, Unreal, Mixamo, Animation

More on technical development here.

 

A short video essay I made to explore and negotiate how I feel toward my own body and identity(ies). Can I mediate my relationship with my body and insecurities with a digital avatar?