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].
We live together in a beautiful but unbalanced world, where the fears and interests of some, design the behaviours of many.
This relationship of power applies in any social interaction; we are constantly being influenced by the thoughts and actions of the others, and viceversa, molding the persona, hence the entire social fabric. Sometimes this happens in a natural manner, free of intention, sometimes there is a hidden agenda behind, and not always is easy to identify who controls who.
Are you able to recognize the tools and strategies used to create, modify or determinate behaviour? Do you act responsibly when using them on another human being?
24/03/18 → 13/05/18 Design Does, Barcelona Design Museum, ES.