Avsar Gurpinar

I live, teach and design in the UK. I am a lecturer in Loughborough University, School of Design and Creative Arts. I am a co-founder of Ambiguous Standards Institute. I am a member of Design Research Society, a reviever for The Design Journal, an occasional critic for DAMN and Monu magazines and autodidactic tennis player.

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Electricity: Gizmos and Gadgets


















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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.