"Can the Subaltern Speak?": Critical Making in Design
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DescriptionInspired by Iranian historical masks, this project explores how robotic masks might hide or reveal new identities, offering strategies to marginalized groups to develop their own secret language in order to develop a subversive strategy to empower women under patriarchy. Two masks begin to communicate with each other, blinking their eyelashes in rapid succession using AI-generated Morse code. Here, the "wink" of the sexual predator is subverted into a language to protect women from the advances of a predator. This project involves AI, interactive design, and critical thinking.

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