The Hmm @ Hackers & Designers

Our first online event last month was a research into live stream platforms. Which platform works best to host a cultural event, like The Hmm? Based on our (and your) experiences, this online event will take place on the most ideal platform possible: one that we built ourselves, in collaboration with Hackers & Designers. On

The Hmm ON facial recognition

We all want pretty selfies and a smooth relationship with our devices. Facial recognition software is integrated into our lives more than we even know. We’re embracing these tools when they’re fun and practical, but when is it not okay? Tonight we’ll explore what we’re actually giving up when all these devices scan our face. Imagine this

The Self Design Committee: How a face filter might or might not democratize self-design

In our image contribution, designer Noam Youngrak Son moves away from the selfie as an individual experience and explores the creation of a multiplicious identity.

Noam Youngrak Son inscribes myths for the underrepresented in various mediums, from books to performances to 3D printed sex toys. They are excited about the unexpectedness that a well-designed fiction can open up, and the critical political discussions that it may cultivate. They use their capability as a designer to visualize and materialize the setup for the technological & ecological bodies in their fiction to play roles in.