Ozge Kirimlioglu

Technology is creating a dangerous illusion, which is causing us to lose freedom slowly but most importantly invisibly; and this needs to be challenged. This Lab plays with and subverts the \”ultra-modern-life\”, and \”the new ways of communication\” it enforces between people. It also explores the changing criteria for basic social interactions and norms like friendship, success, intimate relationships, self-representations, and new kinds of surveillance.

The objects and digital explorations in the Ultra-Modern-Life Training Lab are pieces that offer a humorous yet pessimistic look at these issues. They often try to find an answer to the question of how we humans, and the everyday objects around us, deal with the age of connectivity, information and surveillance. How should we design differently to subvert the quickly accepted disadvantages of the new digital era, before it is too late?

Saturday, April 10th, 2010