Technique: Laser cut (lasecutworks.com)
Material used: Acrylic
The technique of laser cutting became really popular now at our university and I decided to use it as this medium visualized the fact perfectly because:
The “characteristics” of laser cutting is that it makes every job perfectly without any cutting or engraving mistakes IF the human doesn’t make one.
One of my tutors used to say all the time: Be careful in using laser cut, because the technique itself makes it so appealing for your eyes that the content and idea behind isn’t that important any more!
By Sheena Calvert
This was the reason why I used laser cutting because I’m dealing with humans getting computer-chipped and kind of robots in a sense to make the world perfect and a more controlled place.
Basically 2 theories of my research came together here to for this final idea.
• The first layer of clear 12mm acrylic was based on the “house of cards theory” this theory says. If you take one card out everything falls in. IT is exact the same notion I want to make people aware of when the get computer chips implanted. There are PROS and CONS:
PRO: To interact with the environment gets more and more convenient. You have all your info about you from health to money on your chip.
CONS: but on the other side if he chip is broken or gets stolen, all the information about you is lost or can get abused!
• The second layer of a gear system should visualize our system and on every gear is one letter which forms: S-O-C-I-E-T-Y
In the middle is the smallest cog which is the only gear you can move and spin…if you spin this all the other gears will spin too and the system works…BUT if you take this gear out. Nothing works any more and stands still = the society isn’t working any more.
The green colour from the gears should visualize the notion or patterns of an computer chip
The red colour from the smallest gear should symbolize the important of the smallest element and it says in engrave letters: “Control Element”
Another red element which should connect to the installation is the red “computer chip type piece”. The colour links both this piece with the installation and an installation always needs a little description to it anyways.
On this piece I connected the type as good as possible and the font I’ve used needed to be very simple (Helvetica)
Find written piece from illustrator!
"IN THE FUTURE OUR SOCIETY WILL GET MANIPULATED BY HUMANS IMPLANTED
COMPUTER CHIPS, WHICH CAN BE ABUSED AS CONTROL TOOL OR IDENTITIES CAN GET STOLEN EASILY BY SCANNING WITHOUT EVEN NOTICING IT. IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE NOBODY CAN INTERACT WITHOUT A CHIP ANY MORE. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU GO TO THE BANK, SHOPPING OR TO THE HOSPITAL, THE CHIP CONTAINS ALL THE INFO ABOUT YOU OR DETAILS YOU NEED TO INTERACT WITH YOUR ENVIRONMENT. OF COURSE INTERACTION GETS EASIER AND MORE CONVENIENT WITH THE CHIP, BUT THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING ANY MORE AND BREAKS DOWN LIKE A HOUSE OF CARDS WHEN THE SMALLEST ELEMENT, THE CHIP, IS BORKEN OR GETS STOLEN.
THINK ABOUT IT..."