Hi, I am Farina,

interaction and immersion designer.

Curr­ently I study commu­ni­ca­tion design at the Braun­schweig Univer­sity of Art with focus on inter­ac­tion design (UI + UX). I’m really enthu­si­astic about immer­sive media like virtual and augmen­ted reality (and 360° videos). I star­ted with hacka­thons, VR work­shops and my first VR project Ana Kalypto which I reali­zed with a class­mate. Since then I’m fasci­nated by the incredi­ble possi­bi­li­ties but also the respon­si­bi­li­ties of a complete new medium. It’s necessary to deve­lop new and alter­na­tive inter­ac­tion methods because conven­tio­nal methods of videos games and movies don’t work anymore. Because I’m so into virtual reality, I work during my studies at the VR arcade VirtuaLounge in Braun­schweig.

Addio­nally, I’m very inte­rested in specu­la­tive and criti­cal design. We live in a time of constant chan­ges and deve­lop­ments with far-reaching conse­quen­ces. I believe that art and design are able to call atten­tion on those chan­ges and deve­lop­ments, can be thought-provo­king, and moti­vate to parti­ci­pa­tion. There­fore I deve­lo­ped a fictio­nal service as my bache­lor project which seemin­gly imita­tes the user and takes over their activi­ties on social networks with the help of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence.