James Russell Owen
After Autonomy synchronises man and machine through world perception technology and electrical muscle stimulation, welcoming the user back to the driving seat, in a post-autonomous era.Inspired by the increasing likelihood of a transhuman future, I explore how this could reflect on our vehicles. Experimenting with how these technologies and products can influence the design of the ‘car’. The end goal is to create a vehicle that possesses traits parallel with the transhuman philosophy, and expresses those traits through its function and aesthetic.
School of Design
MA Vehicle Design, 2016
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I believe that as vehicle designers we create more than just a product. We provide something that the end user builds a relationship with. The passion and dedication we invest in the creative process is what generates those intangible attributes of a vehicle. You can’t put your finger on it, but you love it and desire it.
- BA (Hons), Automotive Design, Swansea Metropolitan University, 2013
- Junior designer, Toniq Sportscars, Cornwall, 2013–14
- New Designers, 2013
- First prize, Royal Automobile Club Best of British, 2014; First prize, EVO Magazine GTR competition, 2015; Commended certificate, Coachmakers Bursary Award, 2015