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JUN 2021, Diplomausstellung ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste)
SEP 2021, Ars Electronica
SEP 2021, Swiss Design TV
The use of technology has become an integral part of our lives to the point where we finally find ourselves as beings entangled with technological devices on a daily basis. We thereby pay particular attention to their function, usability and degree of innovation, yet often leaving out the question of how our individual relationship with technology evolves. What if we shifted the focus of our everyday technological experiences away from efficient use and functionality? This work aims to challenge the narrative about the use of everyday electronic devices by exploring the growing intimacy outside of the device’s typical purpose. Whether it is the heat of the laptop or the noise of the devices around us, this fiction creates a poetic side to our relationship with technology and speculates within a series of 5 devices about how small side effects might eventually become a rare necessity.

Master Thesis by Nadine Cocina, Mentors: Dr. phil Björn Franke & Max Rheiner

Links: ZHdK Interaction Design Online Exhibition, ZHDK Diploma Dissertations
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