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. Julien Kris (they/them) 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 at Buck︎︎︎. 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

Phantasm Atlas





Phantasm Atlas is an interactive video installation reimagining our bodily anatomy. In this installation-performance, participants wear a silicone sleeve and steer through an Atlas Scan of their body, without the hassle of outdated imaging technology or dissection. To navigate through the experience, users hit the pods on the wearable, and they softly glow in response (or is it in protest?). This project begins as a diagrammatic journey, but becomes an expressive meditation on the structures that quietly restrict the autonomy of certain bodies, while framing radical re-imagination as a way to set us free.


Phantasm Atlas Intructional Video


Phantasm Atlas, inside the experience



Made in collaboration with Sara Haas. Music by Amanda Glover.
Exhibited at UCLA Game Art Festival at The Hammer Museum, LA Weekly's Artopia, and International Games Day

Mark