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Jonas Loh

MA work

The dream of self-sufficiency and sustainability has become true. Everyone is now able to produce goods, to communicate with anyone without being charged or tracked and to fulfil their basic needs without forgoing modern conveniences.


The project is based on two main opposing inspirations: research trips to learn about ‘intentional communities’ like the Amish, who neglect technological progress, and an extrapolation of current scientific research that embraces technological alterations of nature. The outcome of the project is a fantastical caravan, a nomadic module of illusionary freedom, which explores our belief in technological progress. This enabler questions our human desires.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2011

  • The dream of self-sufficiency and sustainability has become true. Everyone is now able to produce goods, to communicate with anyone without being charged or tracked and to fulfil their basic needs without forgoing modern conveniences.


    The project is based on two main opposing inspirations: research trips to learn about ‘intentional communities’ like the Amish, who neglect technological progress, and an extrapolation of current scientific research that embraces technological alterations of nature. The outcome of the project is a fantastical caravan, a nomadic module of illusionary freedom, which explores our belief in technological progress. This enabler questions our human desires.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Interface Design, University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, 2003
  • Experience

  • Associate professor (undergraduate courses), Berlin Technical Art School, Germany, 2008-9; Research associate, Walt Disney Research, Pittsburg, USA, 2010; Researcher, MACE EU-Project, Potsdam, Germany, 2008; Research associate, German Telecom, Berlin, Germany, 2007-8
  • Exhibitions

  • The Known Unknowns (work-in-progress show) , Royal College of Art, 2010; Apparatus (work-in-progress show) , Royal College of Art, 2010; mææve (interactive installation), 11th Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy, 2008; Fox in the Box, The Ars Electronica Centre, Linz, Austria, 2007