Oussama Mubarak (Cnam/EnsAD)

Oussama Mubarak is a new media developer and conducts a PhD research project at EnsadLab in partnership with the Cnam (the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, Paris) in the domains of HCI, interaction design and data visualization. Born in Jordan in 1982, he has performed Computer Science studies in the U.S. before moving to Europe in 2007. He has since worked on multiple cultural and experimental projects using emerging technologies in collaboration with artists and creative agencies. His thesis, entitled “Designing and Modeling Collective Co-located Interactions for Art Installations”, explores art installations that enable co-located interactions, focusing on the conditions – whether spacial, material, or human – which affect the ability for participants to co-construct a common aesthetic experience in the absence of orchestration or a preannounced goal to be achieved, and proposes a set of tools and guidelines when designing such installations.

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