• Ankkit Modi
  • I'm a visual communicator, creative developer and digital artist.
    I make interactive art, installations, toys, interesting interactions and anything that does not require a manual to use/understand.

    >at the moment im studying visual communication at Srishti in Bangalore, India.

    >previously a group of us won the Water Hackathon held by The World Bank.

    >before that I was interning at Eyebeam, NY. for a period of two months.

    >even before that I was doing my foundation studies at Srishti.

    >and before that I was fresh out of school.


    Fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Arduino, Processing, Physical Computing (prototyping), HTML5 & CSS3 and general knowledge of openFrameworks, Max/MSP/Jitter, JavaScript, Adobe After Effects & Final Cut Pro.

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  • Fall 2011
  • Self Project / LEGONOME
  • TYPE / Product, Toy

    ROLE / Concept, Development & Production


    TECHNICAL STUFF / Arduino, Physical Computing, Hacking Lego & Product Iteration

    This is a lego synthesizer, made using the arduino microprocessor and lego bricks. This stemmed out of my love for lego which I used to play with as a kid. It works on a grid of pre-defined sounds which are played at different bpm. You create your track by placing one brick on top of the other, this way your building your music in the physical world. You can either save your song by retaining the shape your created or destroy it to create something new. Your song is saved only so long as you keep the physical shape intact. It is based on the monome and built using the arduinome and made to interface with the lego base plate and bricks.

  • Fall 2011
  • PROJECT / Water Hackathon
  • TYPE / Product/Service

    ROLE / Concept & Execution

    PEOPLE INVOLVED / Saurabh, Johnathan, Mohor, Samuel, Yashas & Me

    TECHNICAL STUFF / Physical Computing & Code

    Creating a series of product/services to aid the drinking water situation in India. We created three such products a fluoride detector, ph level detector and a mobile app that gets the information from the other two and pushes the information on a mobile screen. The idea was to create a low-cost effective method of testing water for rural India. A fluoride detector costs above 1000$ and this was created within 100$. This entire project was conceptualized & created at the water hackathon 2011 hosted by India Water Portal and showcased at the same.

    WATCH VIDEO / Water Hackathon

    WATCH VIDEO / Process 1

    WATCH VIDEO / Process 2

  • Winter 2011
  • EXHIBITION / Toy Lab: Land of Lost Toys
  • TYPE / Immersive Visual

    ROLE / Concept & Mapping

    PEOPLE INVOLVED / Rudransh & Me


    Created a visual experience for the toy lab exhibit using paper. Using openFrameworks to map out the structure and animations to inaugurate the Exhibition. Watch the video for full documentation.

  • Summer 2011
  • CLIENT / Counter Culture
  • TYPE / Immersive Visual

    ROLE / Concept & Mapping

    PEOPLE INVOLVED / Deepak, Sandeep, Rudransh & Me

    TECHNICAL STUFF / Mapping, Visual Jockey

    Visual experience for Counter Culture using 3 old run down CRT monitors. Watch the video for the full documentation of the project.

  • Winter 2010
  • SELF PROJECT / Bio.scope
  • TYPE / Interaction, Thought Provoking, Commentary

    ROLE / Design, Concept, Development & Production

    PEOPLE INVOLVED / Ashis & Me

    TECHNICAL STUFF / Arduino, Processing, HTML & Workshop

    To create of a set of objects that are commentary on Indian culture and practices which have been forgotten with time. The project starts with the original 'Bioscope' which was the first method to spread cinema to the masses in rural India. The way the 'Bioscope' showcased movies was by stitching together scraps of film from the movie theaters and creating a unique movie. These were created by locals so it included what they thought a movie needed. Our 'Bio.scope' works on the same principle as it gets a curated feed of videos from youtube and stitches it together to create our own unique movie.


    DOWNLOAD RESEARCH / Research Documentation

    DOWNLOAD PROJECT / Project Documentation

  • Summer 2010
  • PROJECT / Sans shot the serif
  • TYPE / Print

    ROLE / Design & Concept


    TECHNICAL STUFF / Illustrator & Photoshop

    This was a class project that created a sad story between *Sans-Serif and *Serif's. How sad. Sans shot the serif. Creating a logotype and story using A1 size posters to create a narrative around the theme "sans shot the serif".

    *SERIF: "In typography, serifs are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface with serifs is called a serif typeface (or serifed typeface). A typeface without serifs is called sans serif or sans-serif, from the French sans, meaning “without”. Some typography sources refer to sans-serif typefaces as "Grotesque" (in German "grotesk") or "Gothic", and serif typefaces as "Roman"."
    *SANS-SERIF: "In typography, a sans-serif, sans serif, san serif or simply sans typeface is one that does not have the small projecting features called "serifs" at the end of strokes. The term comes from the French word sans, meaning "without"."