The Parallel explores the design of space when you are not bound by the limitations of the physical world, which includes: the World of Surrealism, Lightness, Displacement, Perception, Texture, and Force. Within each designed virtual environment, Sensory perception is deeply informed by the combination of objective properties of light, color, materials, subjective responses, and environmental context.

BY  Elvin Ou (CN)

Elvin Ou is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist and a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute. He holds a Master’s Degree in Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a BFA in Interior Design from Pratt Institute. He aims to challenge and explore different design methods and materials including spatial design, interactive design, digital media installation design, lighting design, VR development, AR development, and fabrication. As an artist and an educator, Elvin finds his inspiration in the intersection of digital media and the physical environment. With a background in interior design and interactive design, he believes that the key to unlocking the nuance in the delicate balance between digital and physical is through storytelling. His creative thinking, design skills, and technology are used to manipulate a wide gamut of tools in order to shorten the bridge of communication.