Background Context · posted by vaibhav bhawsar Jan 30, 2008
Placebos as described by Anthony Dunne
The Placebo project is an experiment in taking conceptual design beyond the gallery into everyday life. We devised and made eight prototype objects to investigate peoples’ attitudes to and experiences of electromagnetic fields in the home, and placed them with volunteers. Made from MDF and usually one other specialist material, the objects are purposely diagrammatic and vaguely familiar. They are open-ended enough to prompt stories but not so open as to bewilder.
The GPS Table declares LOST on the tabel top when it loses GPS signals, rather when its LOST.
The compass needles on this table twitch when electronic products are placed on its surface. It makes us aware of this whole unseen world of electromagnetic fields (Hertzian Spaces) that our electronic devices impose on us.
BioMapping A project by Cristian Nold
Bio Mapping is a community mapping project in which over the last three years almost 1000 people have taken part in. In the context of regular, local workshops, participants are wired up with an innovative device which records the wearer’s Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which is a simple indicator of the emotional arousal in conjunction with their geographical location. People re-eplore their local area by walking the neighbourhood with the device and on their return a map is created which visualises points of high and low arousal.
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