- Soomi is a Brooklyn based designer and technologist, seeking to work in games and experience design (physical and digital). Her personal work focuses on making feminism funny. She co-directed the thesis show with Mikei Huang. Come see her thesis, #Unclasped at the MFADT Thesis show exhibition May 16-19!
#UNCLASPED IS A SOLO ARCADE GAME TO PROMOTE AND CELEBRATE BRALESSNESS OUTSIDE OF A SEXUAL CONTEXT.
This game is played inside a private, enclosed fitting-room-esque booth, while the player is topless. The player embodies a woman going outside her house braless, gaining allies and dodging cat callers using the custom-made [M/Boob] Controllers to cover their nipples. #Unclasped seeks to desexualize breasts through play in order to encourage people who do not like wearing bras to set the trend towards bralessness. The experience ends by asking its players to leave the privacy of the booth braless (if applicable) for the rest of the day or the safe space around the #Unclasped booth.