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Nava Haghighi

selected Work

       1. Self-Interfaces
             . Self-interfaces framework (ongoing)
             . EDA Self-interface (ongoing)
       2. Loa
       3. PUMA DynamicFIT
       4. EDA Trainer 
       5. Atolla
       6. Blo 
       7. Stranj(ers) 
             . Pulpa
             . Bran
             . Horder
             . Nonam
             . Mater
             . Skop
       8. Plant.
       9. Lings
             . Ling-02 (Gooman)
             . Ling-05 (Wi-Ling)
       10. material research and fabrication
             . PCM Explorations
             . Relaxed
             . ClipFlip
             . Takahashi 


I’m an artist, designer, and computer science researcher. In my work, I examine the assumed ontologies— what different people or social groups deem to be true about the world—underlying the design of technological artifacts, develop methods for collectively imagining alternative ontologies, and design and build technologies in those assumed alternatives. 

An assumption I frequently aim to disorient through my work is the idea of the human as a biological individual. I’m interested in how through deploying artifacts—experimental or not—we can reinforce or disorient normative ways of seeing and being in the world, for example, how we connect to our own bodies and environments, or what we deem to be the boundary between ourselves and our environment. 

I also spend a lot of my time thinking about ontological diversity as a goal in and of itself. Can we move towards seeing the world as a world of many worlds? And what are the implications of such ontological shift? 

born in tehran, iran
currently call california home

doctoral candidate, stanford department of computer science, human-computer interaction (HCI)

dual master of science in, integrated design & management + computer science at MIT

bachelor of architecture, cal poly san luis obispo