Simran Chopra and Suvani Suri
Simran, a communication design graduate has recently concluded a master’s program in New Media Design at the National Institute of Design. She seeks to explore the intersections between New media, Art, and Culture through the exploration of tangible interactions with everyday objects. Her interests lie in the domain of research, interactive installations and the design of experiences around food and eating. Her work reflects the amalgamation of communication & visualization skills, critical design thinking married with technological tinkering culminating seamless digital experiences. She has in the past been awarded research funding for the project “A Punjabi Palimpsest: Cultural Memory and Amnesia at the Aam Khas Bhag” by the Art & Humanitarian Research Council, United Kingdom and university of Surrey. Her Work has also been commemorated at NID, Unbox design conference as well as the Alchemy festival 2013 at London, United Kingdom. The practice of new media calls for deep understanding of both physical and digital spaces, interfaces and interactions gravitating towards thought provoking and inspiring experiences.
Suvani, after having done her graduation in Computer Science Engineering pursued a master’s course in New Media because of her inclination towards design studies and creative arts. Her stint at National Institute of Design has led her to experiment with various media and subjects. Her interest areas largely lie within the domain of designing interactions, digital experiences, interactive installation art, and sound. She has been an active participant in design seminars and competitions and the recent accolades include making it to the semi-finals of the Adobe Design Awards 2012, winning the media category at the Pune Design Festival 2013, being selected in the top ten in Ozchi 2012 and selection in India HCI 2012. Delving deep into varied areas of spatial augmented reality, motion graphics and videography has broadened her vision and provoked her to think of creating works of a multidisciplinary and experimental nature.