We worked with founder and Director of Re:Coded Ali Clare to create a crowd funding video for to help raise money and awareness for the cause. Iraq Re:Coded aims to transform the intellectual potential of Syrian refugees in Iraq by using a low-cost approach to train fellows over a 6 month period in computer programming, English language and work acumen before connecting them to remote employment with re:coded's private sector partners around the world looking for top technical talent.
Jigyasa is an interactive installation that incorporates augmented reality to explore the notions of curiosity and discovery and encourages participants to look beyond what they see at the surface. The piece is structured like a planet, which is peppered with quirky characters and various flora and fauna. The participants have to explore various regions of Jigyasa to see what each character reveals about itself and discover what hidden surprises lay buried amongst the trees. It’s a playful piece that helps create a sense of community as everyone participates in a collective quest while individually being able to explore different areas of the same planet. It also attempts to recreate a childlike desire to interact with fantastical creatures in an imaginary world and see a painting come to life.
In a world where we are constantly bombarded with images and information there is rarely any time to stop and appreciate subtle details and look beyond the surface of things. Jigyasa (meaning curiosity or inquisitiveness in Hindi ) seeks to explore this idea and attempts to reveal what lies beyond the surface of what the viewers see by using augmented reality.
The Installation is made up of a painted mural and 2-cheese wedge shaped pieces with some structures placed on top of it. The mural’s imagery is expanded by the animation which plays on participants’ mobile devices. Jigyasa has been created in collaboration with Daqri, which is a group of artists, scientists, and engineers who are passionate about empowering people through advanced visual interfaces and mobile technology experiences. The design, animation and physical construction of the piece have been handled by me and Daqri has provided technical support, UX guidance and augmented reality publishing.
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
Adobe Design Achievement Award - semifinalist, interactive (2013)
Jigyasa - California Institute of the Arts (2013)
Jigyasa - Brewery Art Walk (2013)
A selection of background and environment designs from various projects
We worked on Art Direction, Design and Animation for Aiko - created by studio Tank and Bear.
Aiko is a digital companion for the Apple Watch and iPhone. Aiko will grow smarter over time, become increasingly helpful and begin to reflect who you are.
Content Created for Wevr Transport - an independent virtual reality network for exceptional creators and extraordinary simulations.
We created a variety of both 2D an 3D assets for the HMD, including content posters, content Domes, opening animations, animated brand identities , UI playthroughs and brand imagery for web, print and VR.
Wevr is a Los Angeles-based Virtual Reality company that creates content and develops immersive technologies. They are a diverse group of multidisciplinary designers, artists and engineers that love to push the boundaries of what is possible on a screen.
Parallel is a Projection mapped video installation and a short film that attempts to explore the multiple possible outcomes of the same situation at key points in an individual’s life. It aims to investigate the effect of these outcomes on the individual while exploring the structure of a linear but parallel narrative and the possibility of simultaneous existence of multiple realities.
In the three renditions of the story, the main character goes through a linear narrative and makes a certain decision that gives rise to another parallel reality. But because we are able to see all three stories take place simultaneously we can experience each of the parallel realities at the same time – individually and as parts of a larger whole.
This piece is a physical manifestation of several ‘what if’ scenarios and the notion that different decisions made in the past could have made our present-day lives much better/worse. If we consider our entire life to be a Meta narrative/Meta universe, then what are the smaller stories that decide its course? What happens when these stories intersect? Parallel attempts to investigate these questions and hopefully generate a discourse around it.
Digital Arts Expo (2014)
Animation Sensation Film Fest (2014)
Mosaic Film Experience (2014)
Calarts Experimental Animation Showcase (2015)
A selection of character designs from various projects