Experiential

9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM, HISTORICAL EXHIBITION: several video & audio exhibitions detailing the actions of first responders, civilians assisting one another, and the experiences of people near the attacks.

ROLE: content developer: researched & edited several video/audio exhibits
in the “Events of the Day” section of the Historical Exhibition.

Produced by design firm, Local Projects. More Information: https://www.911memorial.org/historical-exhibition

TURN ME ON/OFF: an out-of-home interactive display controlled by passers by. They control the light bulbs by tapping a digital image of an oversized light switch (via micro-controller and vibration sensor). Displayed in a NYU window on the corner of Waverly Place and Broadway, NYC.

ROLE: content designer & creator.

Produced at ITP with Matt Richardson and K. Till-Landry.

EISENHOWER E-MEMORIAL: an augmented reality app designed as a companion to Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial. It enables visitors to view historical footage within the context of the physical memorial.

ROLE: participator in overall design ideation.

Designed and produced by media design firm, Local Projects. Image shown here is from the website for the memorial. More Information: http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org

IN SIGHT ON SITE: an augmented reality app for video endorsements in situ. Shown above is Michele Obama delivering a video endorsement for The Lower Eastside Girls Club. The video is triggered by a strategically placed QR code in the physical space, and overlaid upon a live image of the room (as seen through a mobile device’s camera).

ROLE: concept, content designer & creator.

Presented at ITP.

WHO BOOTH: an interactive booth where girls map their aspirations to inspirational women throughout history. An “aspirations menu” asks “what do you want to be?” and the user’s choice unlocks a role play experience with sound, interactive signatures, video recording, and face substitution. The girls can then share their experience with a video or a printed postcard.

ROLE: concept, content designer & creator.

Proof of concept produced as an ITP thesis.

MONSTER MIRROR: an interactive out-of-home experience appearing to be a vintage Hollywood-style dressing mirror. When approached, it replaces the viewer’s face with a curated set of ghoulish images. Displayed as a window display in an empty building on the corner of Mercer Street and W. 3rd, NYC.

ROLE: concept, content designer & creator.

Produced at ITP with Allison Berman. Custom software built upon the work of Jason Saragih and Kyle MacDonald, with technical support from Johnny Lu and Matthew Parker.

SLIDESHOW REVISITED | FATHER FOCUS: An homage to my late father, Max Ted Zell (1927-1989), the first person to export Minolta cameras out of Japan. Viewers advance a (hacked) carousel slide projector and are surprised to see the “slides” move on the screen. They are not slides, but rather animations of photographs documenting the advent of Japanese consumer cameras.

ROLE: concept, content designer & creator.

Produced at ITP.

EAT YOU UP: an edible video sculpture exploring the boundaries of video intimacy. Looped video of children is projected into vessels of jello, one child in each, and spoons nearby invite viewers to taste. Inspired by Goya’s Saturn Eating His Children.

ROLE: concept, content designer & creator.

Produced at ITP with Mira Stroika.