Jules ︎ Julien

Work
  1. Soft Wear︎
  2. Feed Me Colors︎︎︎
  3. Phantasm Atlas︎︎︎
  4. Mnemosyne︎
  5. Empathetic︎︎︎
    Topographies︎︎︎
  6. Glaze Space︎︎︎
  7. Ping!︎

Workshops
  1. Speculative Camera Filters︎︎︎
  2. Prototyping AR Cosmologies︎

Info
  1. Jules Kris is a media artist, game designer, and creative technologist who uses software “incorrectly” to invent alternative interfaces for their body when mainstream technologies fail them. Jules’ projects have been featured at museums and festivals in the United States, including the UCLA Game Art Festival at The Hammer Museum, Indiecade Festival, Different Games Conference, LA Weekly’s Artopia, and CultureHub LA. They've taught workshops at Pepperdine University, Navel, Tiny Tech Zines, and Glendale Tech Week.
     
  2. Jules holds a BA in Design Media Arts from UCLA, where they co-founded voidLab︎︎︎, an LA-based intersectional feminist collective for women, trans and queer people. Jules is an alum of the UCLA Game Lab︎.

  3. Jules currently works as a Creative Technologist (AR Developer & Art Director) at Buck Design︎︎︎. They are also a co-organizer with Tiny Tech Zines︎ in LA.

Get in touch at hi.jules.kris@gmail.com

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Mark

Mnemosyne





Mnemosyne is a fashion collection that turns dresses into AR artifacts “hidden” inside each pocket. Each garment features patterns that trigger 3D models when scanned with a smartphone. In one pocket, you’ll find your first concert ticket, in another you’ll find your long-lost Tamagotchi. 



Dresses feature patterns that trigger graphics that hint at the history of the garment. Users can see the life cycle of a Tamagotchi, or lipstick graffiti once scribbled on a wall.



We created 3D models of objects that triggered childhood nostalgia, and 2D illustrations that visualized their backstories. Stories included showing off Tamagotchis at school, losing sunglasses in the ocean while on summer vacation, seeing lipstick graffiti on a bathroom mirror, and pulling on a cassette tape until it unraveled.




Collaborative project done with Sara Haas.
Sewing: Irene Wang and Shirley Xuemin He
Make up: Sofia Rossi Torres
Research: Pallavi Samodia
Models: Gia Liu and Lilly Lin
Mark