BA!DUM is a creative archive by Eileen Ahn :~)
Hi, Hi! I'm Eileen, a mixed-media artist and researcher from Yorba Linda, CA who works in the digital, the physical, and the imaginative. I work from a diverse spectrum between neuroscience and art to find my creative synergy. Driven by the unexpected humanness in my daily observations, I seek to incorporate neuroscience in the holistic practice of my creative pursuits. I am excited about the uses of art and technology that address issues of equity and further personal experience of curiosity and play. I find my nourishment and joy in the mutual growth of tending plants, chasing good light for sun-basking, and collecting ephemeral moments and colors often found in food and the people I love.
The name BADUM!(BA!DUM/Bah-dum or however you want to read it) surfaced from a conversation with my good friend Ahana, where we were in the middle of discussing the possibility of starting a personal writing project together.
I see Ba!dum as a very strange and silly yet endearing term coined to share this very visceral and physical (heart-thumping) reaction of excitement that I hope to adopt in many places and experiences alike. I first used this domain for my study abroad blog︎︎︎ where I documented my experience in Copenhagen, Denmark during fall 2019. Ba!dum has become a creative identity for me and I look forward to keeping this creative badum! going. Find another version of Ba!dum here︎︎︎