Zoom Obscura.

Artistic interventions in video calling during a pandemic.

A UK Human Data Interaction EPSRC Network+ funded project.

Click on the below images to find out about each of the seven artistic and creative interventions and explore our ‘How to… Zoom Obscura‘ pamphlet (accessible version). Below, check out a video on all the Zoom Obscura projects as well as from the Inspace Gallery exhibition in May / June 2021.

We also have published an article on Zoom Obscura, “Zoom Obscura: Counterfunctional Design for Video-Conferencing” that was awarded ‘Best Paper’ at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

The Zoom Obscura ‘Showreel’ presenting each of the different projects. Click on the images below to find out more about each project, including individual project videos.
Ilse Pouwels | Masquerade call: Expression through Privacy
Michael Baldwin | Group Dialogues

Andrea Zavala Folache | How to touch through the screen / Erotics of discontinuity
Martin Disley | How They Met Themselves
Paul O’Neill | For Ruth & Violette
Foxdog Studios | Itsnotreally.me
B Wijshijer | ZOOM_mod-Pack
A video of the Inspace Gallery exhibition in May/June 2021