NGV x Hassan Hajjaj

Noss Noss Studio

Hassan Hajjaj transforms the gallery cafe into the Noss Noss Cafe; "Noss Noss"(Arabic), meaning half-half.

As part of Hassan Hajjaj's Noss Noss Cafe, we collaborated with the artist and several NGV departments to create an interactive element to the cafe: Noss Noss Studio. Here, the public could try their hand at being a subject in front of one of Hajjaj's famous street-style backdrops.

When more colours are MORE COLOURS

Inspired by Hassan Hajjaj's aesthetic, we wanted the Noss Noss Studio to be lively, vibrant and animated. Every member of the public would get a different frame colour combination and even a different interface colour!

Generative CAMELS

Although it didn't make the final cut, I had a great time creating some generative camel patterns to bring to life Hajjaj’s wallpaper. Written in Processing, we looked at flying, rotating and colour chameleon camels! Warranted in the end we went with a simple scroll background - it probably goes without saying, this was a fun project to work on.

I feel so fortunate to be inspired and energized by a global community of creative practitioners building beautiful things with code. I am dedicated to building, strengthening and contributing to these communities locally.

Initiatives + Teaching

  • Technecolour
  • Media Lab Melbourne
  • Code Like a Girl: Ambassador
  • RMIT Sessional Lecturer: Creative Coding(Digital Media)
  • The Lab Online: Online Mentor

Workshops

  • 2019 | Generative Patterns: Signal x Melbourne Knowledge Week
  • 2019 | Generative Patterns x Escher (Melbourne Design Week)
  • 2019 | Processing Community Day: Melbourne
  • 2018 | DIY Monsters: Code Like a Girl x Art Processors
  • 2018 | DIY Monsters: City of Melbourne + MLM
  • 2018 | Code Like a Girl x Art Processors: DIY Monsters
  • 2018 | Generative Patterns x NGV Triennial (Melbourne Design Week)

Talks

  • March 2019 | AGDA: Design Shift Panel
  • 2017 | Digital Designers Toolbox: Cultural accessibility
  • 2017 | OpenLAB: Cultural accessibility and generative art
  • 2017 | Creative Tech Melb meetup: Building a Dance Machine
  • 2017 | General Assembly: Creative Technology Panel
  • 2016 | Melbourne International Film Festival: Code in the Cinema
  • 2016 | Codelikeagirl: Code + Art
  • 2015 | Melbourne Design Week: Design Hub Showcase