Covid Community Center (2020)

Conceived and quickly made during the height of the first wave of self-isolation in winter/spring 2020, the Covid Community Center was a reaction to the seemingly overnight expectation to be able to migrate intimate encounters into digital space. This simple application offers the opportunity for one to contribute to collaborative drawings, and interact with others via a simple text-based chat, and was my first exploration into building NodeJS applications. It was also a way of experimenting with various internet ideologies: The degree to which a user wishes to remain anonymous or not is entirely up to them, no data is logged (including chat history), and the images created are erased after 45 minutes of inactivity. Additionally, the homogeneous collection of avatars are inextricably tied to user's mouse movements, mixing anonymity and exposé.