Let Me In is an interactive web-based queer ASMR project created by Juli Saragosa. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and describes a tingly feeling or shiver that you get when they hear quiet, repetitive noises or see gentle, repetitive motions. For example, the sight and sound of someone slowly brushing their hair, or the steady rise and fall of an animal’s chest as they sleep. Using extremely close up sound recordings, the project shows how the sum of the parts of a queer body is read subconsciously in order for a perception of queerness or gender to be made.
Created for Digital Carnival Z, this version of Let Me In is also an attempt to reimagine an interactive multimedia experience with ASL users and screen reader users in mind. The artwork can be experienced on desktop and as a mobile app.