The Lab at GenerTech

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A speculative design project exploring the possibilities of evolutionary behaviors in computational objects. As we drive electronics towards states of ubiquity, connectivity and autonomy, will they continue to abide by our design?

 

Take a glimpse inside the research lab of the GenerTech Corporation. In this alternate reality, advances in artificial intelligence have allowed our devices to break the barrier to autonomy. These developments challenge our assumptions on concepts of design, evolution, interactions, and control over the objects we have created. How would you experience your computer mouse if it could react to your internet browsing habits?

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This project consists of a series of experiments blending hardware, software, design fiction, and a touch of absurdity. These objects will seek to contextualize our current technical ecology, and initiate critical discussion about its future direction.

 

Completed as a Masters Thesis Project at NYU ITP, Spring 2015.

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