New technologies inhabiting our homes and daily lives are becoming more complex. How can we better envision and understand the technological changes transforming our domesticity? — We are determined to dissect this complexity and distill it into simple and unique forms.
Conceived as part of the futur/io Moonshots for Europe programme, Moonshot Café showcases future prototypes entangled in thought-provoking fictional narratives set to stimulate positive futures. The exhibition space is presented as as a continuous and modular rather than polished and crisp experience, emphasising on the and fragility of positive futures and the need for responsible long-term commitment.+ +
The Cached experience takes a physical approach to personal digital data. The project engages with the repercussions of our individual online presence. Our online personality is cached, used to create a digital model of each of us to learn as much as possible. The Cached experience gives you a glimpse at how algorithms have learned to view us and the assumptions they make.+ +
Somestic Media is a series of domestic IoT appliances, embodying the impact social media has on the perception of time, distance and normality. An alarm clock, a TV set, and a radio — the trio are connected objects, purposely trapped within the boundaries of conventional media of the past century.+ +
From using limited materials to design responses for specific scenarios, to prototyping future device based on a funky brief, a two-part workshop held at the Goldsmiths Design Summer School introduced the visiting students from Miriam College in the Philippines to critical approaches towards design and prototyping.+ +