I worked designing physical interactive installations [Invaders, 2008] that attracted people to congregate in a specific moment and place, to collectively experiment with new ways to relate to each other [Simon, 2013], looking for experiences that encourage people to create meaningful connections [business cards].
From design, I gradually moved into artistic practice. I built robots to exhibit our ease to assimilate new gestures and rapidly automate them [#artificialselfie, 2016], on purpose [Something is wrong, 2017] or without being completely aware of it [Sleep disorder, 2016]. I even surrendered control of my own gestures to others in order to stage the power of digital devices as behavioral design tools [Follow, 2018].
Sometimes, after meeting a person for the first time, we perform a ritual of exchanging contact details in order to formalize the new relationship. I used this moment and my business card as an excuse to explain more about my activity, about creating meaningful connections between people. That is why I decided to use business cards from others I met before with my email stuck on them.
In this way, I was not only sharing my contact, but the means to contact another person who I would carefully choose from my deck, looking together with my new acquaintance for common points of interest or ways in which they could complement each other.