This is a collection of Animated Gifs.
Interactive Video made in 2010 in collaboration with: Matthew Rader and Sherron Hanson. The story is about a Monster Rock Party. Here is the video, but you should definitely go to youtube to see how the interactivity works: youtube link
A comic made in collaboration with Marcela Godoy and Manuela Garretón. It was made using only digbats fonts.
The project started in a conversation that we had in the computational cameras class about surveillance cameras. How people react when they know that they are recorded and when they are not.
The famous video of a British woman who throw a cat into the trash, make us think about what other controversial things generate different reactions into people.
This project was made in collaboration with Min Jung Kim.
Disturbing is something that we consider is a cultural thing. We all can assume that people react differently according to their cultures, gender, and ages. Food for example, it is a matter that could be disturbing for some people, surgeries, and people’s actions that could be very controversial like bull fights.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There are certain things that could be disturbing for certain people. “Eyes don’t lie” booth will record people’s reactions at some disturbing videos. We are going to show only eyes of those people in a grid, where you will be able to compare expressions, just by looking at their eyes.
What if we only see people’s eyes instead of the entire face? Can we still notice the emotional expressions of people through eyes? Can we even guess the story?
The project will include two monitors, a video camera, a light, one computer running processing, another computer or player to play the video, everything will be covered by a black box. Size: 2 mts x 1 mts. People will see a clip with disturbing videos first and then they go to the other side of the booth to watch their reaction in the upper right square, and other people’s reactions in a grid. There will always be two people, one will be watching the disturbing video, while the other one is watching that reaction that is presented in the upper left square of the grid.
Two sides of the booth have one of each holes. Through a hole in one side of booth, a viewer watches a disturbing video. At the same time, a camera is recording his/her eye. From another hole on the other side of the booth, another viewer sees a grid of eyes reacting to the video that is recorded in the other side.
At the beginning we thought about having a 9 square grid, but after some technical problems, but decided to make a four square grid, because it will have the same impact for the viewer.
For processing we tried: Video 1 library, Video 2 library, GS library, MovieMaker Library and we figure out that working with video in processing is VERY DIFFICULT. At the end we make a mix in our sketch using video1 library and Movie Maker. Video Library will let us stream the eye’s of the person watching the disturbing video and Movie Maker will let us record that square of the grid where the eyes appears to pass it then to the second square of the grid. The sketch crashes a lot and that was a problem also. In the sketch itself we had to find a way to record videos and save them in the data folder.
The other problem that we had was to find the perfect camera to record the eyes. It is very difficult thing, because web cams in general doesn’t have a good zoom and not all the videocams works as webcams. So, we work with a video camera Canon HV 20.
The Video Disturbing Booth is only for adults, since some of the videos can be inappropriate for kids. We want people from various cultures to participate in this project.
Hustreet is a fun and extremely simple street style fashion "micro" blogging app for all Bill Cunningham wannabes. Huestreet was produced during the AngelHacks hackathon Nov 2012. To use it just log in with Facebook, snap a picture on the street of something you love , hate, or want to share, and it is added to your collection. You can then sort by color and create your own editorial collections to share with your social networks.
Huestreet was develop in November 17-18, 2012 for the AngelHack NYC Hackathon. One of the biggest hackathons in the city.
Valentina Camacho (Concept, UX and Design)
Maria Rabinovich (Concept, UX - Front End Development)
Arunram Kalaiselvan (Back-End Development)
Some of my recent UX and Visual Design work made for Jack Morton agency, include: Facebook app, iPad app, and websites for clients like: msnbc, Walmart, IBM, Pearson and Kimberly Clark. Each of these projects are part of a brand experience strategy. My role include: Web Strategy, UX and Visual Design.
Other UX projects with more detailed information. Please download the PDF to be able to see all the projects. Some of this projects show different stages, skills and research that I have done as a Interaction Designer.
This is an exercise to create an app for Uniqlo. It was about understanding the business objective, target and new possibilities of how to expand the brand to the world.
I've always been fascinated by spirals, so for the class Nature of Code I decided to play with them and use them to explore a a different kind of interaction that could be used for my thesis project. These are some images that were part of my exploration during this semester.
Pop-up book made in aquarelle paper, using a grey palette. Each page was using different pop-up techniques learned in the class Making Pop-up books taught by Marianne Petit, spring 2012
During an entire weekend on July 2011, I participate in the first NYC hackathon. To illustrate what we did I'm quoting part of the Fast Company post about the Hackathon.
"One of the strongest efforts came from the raucuous group that won the "Best Use of Social" award, an international squad consisting of New York transplants from France, Colombia, China, India and the United Kingdom. The team members, who were all strangers until this weekend (yet another reason why the "Social" award was appropriate), developed a question and answer site, not unlike Stack Overflow or Quora, focused on issues facing New York City residents, visitors and businesses. Team member Alastair Coote, the group's U.K. native, said the site should single out what he referred to as "super-experts" on a variety of topics, ranging from restaurants in the Lower East Side to more practical concerns like how to get your kid into Kindergarten." - David Zax for Fast Company.
This was the presentation
For the final presentation, the Major of New York, Michael Bloomberg, visited the offices of General Assembly.
Here is the Official Press Release announcing the winners of the first NYC hackathon.
Press that we had:
Cube of Expression is a performance at Red’s Applications class, ITP, NYU, New York November 30, 2010 By Min Jung Kim, Valentina Camancho, Eszter Ozsvald & Yonatan Ben-Simhon Four persons create an individual art-pieces of a nude body on the different planes; by the end of the show one realizes that the unique performances become even more powerful as a whole.
Starts with a lighten-up big white cube (6 feet x 6 feet x 6 feet) placed on the middle of the stage. When the music begins Min walks into to the stage and starts painting on the front side of the cube with traditional korean ink; a naked person, Yoni. She leaves when the music ends. With the support of Eszter she rotates the cube 90 degrees. Valentina starts projecting on the “new” side of the cube. She creates a photoshop collage using Yoni’s photos. When she finishes, Eszter replaces her while Min and Valentina rotate the cube once more. Eszter presents a live-coding visualization made in fluxus introducing Yoni’s bared body. Until now the art-pieces are supported by three different music picked so that they correlate with the flow of the individual self-expressions.
When Eszter finishes her part, the group flips the cube and Yoni steps out (almost) naked, reading a letter to the audience. With his words he brings the audience into an intimate space; it is a monologue/ self questioning of what it means to be accepted, being in a place where everything is new and nothing is stable.
This is an idea that we ( Pitch Team Zemoga) did for the Diabetes Mine Contest. The idea of the contest was to create an application for the diabetics. We thought about their special diet and the way in which they can be sure of their groceries.
The Class: Marketing Management
The Challenge: To create a product for the South Africa market using Zara as the facilitation company.
The Idea: We create the Limited Edition "Wear your Colors" for Zara. This is a t-shirt collection for the 2010 South Africa Worldcup. The edition would have Augmented Reality patterns in the front and back of the t-shirt. Each pattern will show a video. Through a mobile device (iPhone or Nokia), the user must have to download the Wear you Colors Application to be able to capture the pattern and see the video. On the front, the video would be about AIDS. A campaign to prevent it during the worldcup. On the back the video will show the last goal of the worldcup streaming on the t-shirt.
The Objective: To be aware of the worldcup anywhere usign the t-shirt during the event. The video will be streaming the last goal of the day.
The Result: An "A" grade, a good idea and the desire to make it real for the next worldcup.
Zemoga and I.M.P. had the idea to do something significant during the elections time. They partnership with Rock the Vote to develop: "A million reasons to vote". I was part of the team who create, develop and design the idea and interface. This is a digital quilt where people submit images with audio or text that will turn into patches. Each patch represent a personal reason to vote.Here are some screenshots of the interface.
Since I start drawing during my marketing classes, I feel more inspired to keep doing it. I just can't stop. I'm drawing lots of things very quickly and I have used at least 40 black gel pens. I will keep thinking why is it natural and effortless to draw everywhere. These drawings where made in the last 2 months. Enjoy them.
This was a campaign for the Bogota's Major, to prevent people to leave their children alone at home.
These are my recent doodles I've been doing. They represent movements, machines and organisms.
I love to create collages. They aren't boring. They are an organized disorder.
Experiments with Maria's photo. I have made a lot of doodles using a roller black pen and I want to share them all. This is just a sample of the ones I used for that photo.