Carol Velez Ortiz

MA Digital Media – Image Making

Ally Here

"You just wish someone knew, but you don't want to tell them".

Carol’s work explores how through the use of technology and human reliability interaction can be better applied and how both can work together for good. She looks to find alternatives to break the stigma in mental health, and so start conversations to help those suffering from distress and mental illness, especially young people.


In her website, she wants to find the simplicity to breach the gap in the lack of conversations when the individual is not able to express how they are or feel. The website is used as a tool, as a translator of emotions. Those who use it can find a way to convey a message to find support in their allies, and those who receive the message are able to start a conversation or help in the best way possible.


Ally Here emphasizes the importance of engaging humans and non-human apparatus to improve relationships and to act as a bridge between people crossing paths to hold hands, metaphorically.

About Carol Velez

Carol Velez is a digital media practitioner studying a MA in Digital Media, throughout these years she has developed multi-disciplinary skills from independent films to new media installations, like in the Quintessence a 3D mapping projection. Her career has led her to a new way of communicating with technology, to reach people innovatively and creatively.

Her work experience has also helped her to focus on issues that affect society and how through technology and online platforms you can make a difference. Which is her main idea to learn and use these tools to challenge and make a positive change in our society.

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