Ramyah Gowrishankar is a New Media designer who is interested in investigating the relationships that evolve around people and their everyday objects and is always searching for interesting stories about the world around her.
Her work is a unique amalgamation of problem solving functionality and artistic sensibilities. She has worked on projects ranging from visual communication, interaction design, film making, Animation and interactive & mobile media.
She was awarded a fellowship at The Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences(IAMAS) in Japan and has been an Artist in residence at ‘Kitchen Budapest’, a unique new media lab of east Europe and has collaborated on a number of projects with them since.
She is currently doing her Masters in New Media at Media Lab Helsinki in TaiK.
This website contains her selected works and creations.
Date of Birth: 30th September 1983
August 2008 - December 2011
MASTER OF ARTS
Media Lab Helsinki
Course: MA Program in New Media
2007 Jan – April:
Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Gifu, Japan
Course: Dynamic Sensory Programming
2001- 2006 :
Srishti, School of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore, India.
Prof. Diploma - Communication Design
1987 – 2001
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION,
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, India
(Majored in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computers)
. Media Lab graduate grant for MA thesis work in 2011
. B.N Reddi Scholarship in the year 2006
. Certificate of Commendation in the year 2006
THE MUSIC SLEEVE : FABRIC AS AN ELECTRONIC INTERFACE MEDIUM
Ramyah Gowrishankar, Katharina Bredies, Rosan Chow
Nordic Design Research Conferences 2011
. WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILE LIGHTING AND SOFT CIRCUITS 15–16.03.2012 Dept. of Design. ARTS. Aalto University, Helsinki.
. E-EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP 17.03 –18.03 2012 Pixelversity 2012, Helsinki.
. TEXTILES PERSPECTIVE FOR ELECTRONICS 12&13.04.2012 Design Factory, Helsinki.
English- Official Language
Hindi - National language
Tamil - Native language
Adobe - Illustrator / Photoshop/ InDesign/ Premiere/ Audition, Flash
Final Cut Pro
Programming Languages :
Cycling ’74 - Max/Msp, Jitter
Isadora, Pure Data,
Processing, Flash Action Script
May 2012-ongoingArki research Group, Media Lab Helsinki, Aalto University
March 2012-ongoingTEXTILES INTERACTION LAB, Aalto University
Project Coordinator (part-time)
August-November 2010DEUTSCHE TELEKOM LABORATORIES
Designing Wearable electronics and e-textiles.
June-August 2009GREEN PEACE FINLAND
Freelance Visual Game Designer
Visual design for online game - as a part of Green Peace's anti-Nuclear campaign
April 2009PIXELACHE '09 (www.2009.pixelache.ac)
Exhibition- Hue jump - Kiasma, Helsinki
April 2008- July 2008KITCHEN BUDAPEST (www.kitchenbudapest.hu)
Artist in Residency
March 2008GOING TO SCHOOL (www.goigtoschool.com), New Delhi
September 2007- December 2007NOKIA DESIGN OASIS, Bangalore, India
User Research and Concept development for Nokia Live India Project.
I led a team of four students from Srishti, School of Art Design and Technology through the whole process from user research to conceptualizing a phone design for a specific user category for NOKIA Design, Bangalore. The project was initiated by Jeanne Marelle of NOKIA Design, London. It was challenging, yet exciting to work with students and channel their thought processes into productive and insightful directions for the project.
June 2007 - August 2007ONWARD RESEARCH
Freelance Research Associate
As a research associate at Onward Research I was involved in design research work for reputed companies like NOKIA, The Design Store, MHIO etc. The research focus was to understand user needs and unmet opportunities to suggest better design, product or business solutions. The work involved interacting with different kinds of people, in their various contexts to understand them holistically.
March 2004Global Concerns India(GCI), Bangalore, India
GCI is a non-governmental organization that works with children and women in communities in and around Bangalore, India. Designed a brochure to give an idea of their work and achievements at a glance to potential funders and other interested groups Worked with hand done illustrations that tell a parallel story as one reads the brochure.
Feb 2006Holistic IT Institute (Holisticit.com), New Delhi
Designed an audio video tutorial for Visual C++ to familiarize students with basics of programming and the software - worked with Arun Mehta, a leading cyber activist in India.
May 2003HP LABS INDIA, Bangalore
Co-directed films to showcase product concepts developed by the hp labs India. other films.
July 2002Hukuhudo Percept , New Delhi
Graphic Design/ Packaging
Interned in this advertising firm and worked on print and packaging material for companies like Fem and bambino.
Project: Responsive video projection
Amos anderson Museum, Helsinki August 2009
Project: Hue Jump
Interactive Installation - Kiasma Gallery, Helsinki April 2009
Project: Cross Connect
Interactive Media Installation Millenaris, Budapest June 2008
Interactive Media Installation Softopia, Gifu, Japan Feb 2007
Responsive Media Installation Ars Electronica 2005, Linz
Project: Minus the Manual
Interaction Design Final Diploma Project July-October 2006
Film Srishti Bangalore July-Sept 2004
AWARDS : Jurer’s Appreciation Award at the Multi-Visual Academy Film festival in Chennai, India in January 2005.SCREENINGS:
. ‘EXPERIMENTA 2007’ the international film festival in Mumbai and Bangalore in March ‘07.
. Collective Chaos - A film Club in Bangalore.
Ars Electronica 2005
Linz Sept 2005
Exhibited and participated in this annual New Media festival.
New Delhi Jan 2005
Attended the seminars and workshops at the Doors 8 conference.
Participated in Social Robots, a workshop led by Roger Ibars that explored a different view point on our everyday objects.
Srishti Bangalore Dec 2004
The workshop, led by Vickram Krishna , explored the possibilities of wireless networks, Internet streaming and community radio.
Nazariya Film Festival
Srishti Bangalore July 2004
Co-organized and created documentation material for this non-fiction film festival.
Participated in this international symposium on the future of art and design academies hosted by Srishti and curated by Dr. Clementine Deliss from UK
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