Electricity: Gizmos and Gadgets


1 a : a fundamental form of energy observable in positive and negative forms that occurs naturally (as in lightning) or is produced (as in a generator) and that is expressed in terms of the movement and interaction of electrons
b : electric current or power

2: a science that deals with the phenomena and laws of electricity

3: keen contagious excitement

This last leg of the autonomous studio quadrilogy *-city, traces our everyday objects back to their electrical roots isolated from the current abundance of electronic objects, techno-surveillant IoT’s and pseudo-functional robotics. The project delves into the possibilities of electricity in its purest state, questioning our relation with inanimate objects through sensorial input/outputs. As always, we are trying to use design as a critical medium for reflecting on the cultural, social, ethical impact of technology.

You can watch the final jury video here.