JennyLC Chowdhury

My work is the bastard child of an engineering education, a suppressed desire to be an artist and an unwavering interest in pranks. I suppose that means that my work has three parents.

Whether in the form of a website, installation, cellphone application or a performance, my projects call attention to how technology has altered the ways in which people communicate with each other and their surrounding environment. A New York City native, my work often involves applying and manipulating technology in the bustling cityscape of which i am so fond.  

I'm currently finishing my masters' work at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program and hope to continue producing thought provoking, amusing work.

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Completed Projects
Have you ever been in a situation where you wished your cell phone would ring? Maybe you wanted to look extra important or popular on that hot date. Or maybe you just needed an excuse to escape from an unpleasant meeting. With "The Popularity Dialer", you can plan ahead. Via a web interface, you can choose to have your phone called at a particular time (or several times). At the elected time, your phone will be dialed and you will hear a prerecorded message that's one half of a conversation. Thus, you will be prompted to have a fake conversation and will easily fool those around you.
Talking on the phone is no longer a private exchange. What if you could carry a phone booth with you and set it up when you needed to converse in private?
Email message exchanges are momentary, digital and private. How is the meaning of a message exchange altered when the medium upon which it presented is permanent, analog and public?
Selected Press:
BoingBoing
Mobile Assassins is a mobile/updated version of the traditional big game Assassins where camera phones are used as both the means of assassination and also the vehicle of deploying information about your targets. When your target walks out into the open, you ambush him, snapping a photo of his face with your camera phone, effectively making your next kill. You are crafty and quick.   You are a covert operative. You are a Mobile Assassin.
Meet puffin pony, the emphysema horse who smokes out of her tracheotomy hole. You wear puffin pony on your shoulder as a reminder not to smoke. When you go to get a cigarette out of your pack, puffin pony begins to wheeze and she shakes her head ‘no’ - thus, you think twice about smoking.
Selected Press:
Utlra Brown