Ὅλος (pronounced “olos”), meaning “whole” in ancient Greek, reimagines the internet as a space allowing for embodied togetherness. Through a series of immersive websites, Ὅλος envisions how the internet can allow for entirely new ways for people to come together physically over distance. In these experiences two or more people connect online using body movement and gesture. Their bodies are attached, combined, and overlapped in ways impossible in the physical world in order to encourage intimate, playful, and even awkward moments. Through these experiences, Ὅλος explores breaking down virtual personal space in creative exploration of what intimacy, togetherness, and wholeness can feel like online.
Ὅλος is currently in development in collaboration with Aarón Montoya-Moraga under the NEW INC / Meta Open Arts Next Web Grant. The prototype will be released in fall 2022.