Don't try this at home

7.05.09 | London (RCA design interactions)

This experiment aims to test popular myths and superstitions surrounding electronic objects in everyday life. The technology that surrounds us is becoming increasingly ‘intuitive’ and hidden, and we seem to know less about the way it functions, raising questions, abstract constructs and fears.
By using the visual language of home-videos, the series plays on the ambiguity of DIY culture to engage with the audience’s credulity. As the videos go ‘public’ on the Youtube network, they gather comments encouraging an open dialogue that highlights to what extent people are capable of surrendering their judgement.

as shown at the Work in Progress Show 02-2009
Royal College of Art, London

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