A panel discussion about Sensory Narratives and Culture Interfaces
Mohamed Hossam is a New Media Artist , Experiential Designer , Art Director , Creative Developer and Researcher Studying MRes Masters of DigitalArt & Technology at The i-Dat , University of Plymouth . He is the founder and project manager for Creative Coding Cairo . He was a Former International Advisor at Ars Electronica STARTS Prize Award and an Interaction Design mentor at Fab lab Egypt . Mohamed’s research and creative practice is exploring topics of climate change , water scarcity , rivers , ecology , speculative storytelling , social impact and virtual environments . His work and research is Multidisciplinary and is concerned with New Media Art and The design of multi-sensory human experiences in Architecture Spaces.An embodied experience where individuals are central in the experience. Exploring The Social impact and influence of Experiential Media and Speculative Narratives in the built environment on augmenting our realities and proposing alternative futures. Investigating how immersive and interactive technologies are enhancing individuals' and audiences' cognitive perception and senses turning them into active participants and co-creators.
I’m a visual and sound artist who lives in Cairo, My research-led, practice-based art projects revolve around the potential of sound as a medium within contemporary visual art. The advantages, uses, and limitation of sound related to other mediums, and ability of sonic environments to express multiple states of consciousness simultaneously. I did participated in number of exhibitions and art events related to sound and visual art since I graduated in 2009 from Faculty of fine arts.
Omar Al-Tawansy is an Urban Researcher & Designer focusing on issues revolving around deprived urbanism. He participated in several urban development projects in Egypt, which involved urban upgrading of informal and historical areas as well as heritage management projects. Al-Tawansy started producing visual content to support his research outcomes and to empower the communities he is participating with. His artistic identity was driven by the incentive of finding an expressive representation of ideas and visions of marginalized communities. He also thrives on enhancing the idea of coherent societies.