She Didn’t Buy The Shirt, 2017
She Didn’t Buy The Shirt is a website that features interactive elements with a written account about an experience the artist had selling expensive t-shirts in Waikiki (Hawaii) when she was a teenager.
The animations are paired with sounds to introduce a playful way to learn how to pronounce the Hawaiian name for the Hawaii state fish. This piece illustrates a conceptual and phonetic way to pronounce the Hawaiian name for the reef triggerfish, called humuhumunukunukuapua`a. The user can activate isolated sounds of common words being spoken as they read the story.
This website was conceptualized with a companion interactive media installation. The website tells a story, while the installation re-enacts the story.
You can visit the website at http://bit.ly/whomoo. The website is optimized for desktop viewing.