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The Cloakroom
times square electronic garden installation
tamar ettun & the moving company | ella dagan's costume design | art performance
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always curious so say HELLO!
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always curious so say HELLO!


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Hello there, I’m Ella.


I design and research in the domains of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design (IxD). I create interactive artifacts and experiences at the intersection of design, fashion, technology,

social psychology, storytelling, remembrance, and wonder. 


My work revolves around themes of interconnectedness, awareness, and the body. I often use clothes and costumes as a form of storytelling, exploring the collective unconscious, archetypes, and relationships.


In my process, I combine computational media and physical computing to develop and enact ideas. 


These days I’m a doctoral candidate at the Social Emotional Technology Lab in the Computational Media department of the University of California Santa Cruz, led by Professor Katherine Isbister. My research explores wearable and tangible technology and its potential to enhance the co-present social experience and support people’s wellbeing. 


I received my master’s from the Interactive Telecommunications Program [ITP] at Tisch School of The Arts, NYU where I got to explore computational art, design thinking, and all sorts of ideas. Previously I was a fashion designer working in the industry ;)

In my undergrads, I studied Psychology and Film to feed my interest in people's stories.


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