Matt Johnson

MA work

“You never identify yourself with the shadow cast by your body, or with its reflection, or with the body you see in a dream or in your imagination. Therefore you should not identify yourself with this living body either.”
Shankara

We are what we feel, and what we can feel is not limited to ourselves. Our sense of self is not innate, but constructed and is subject to manipulation. This project stretches our sense of self by remapping our self-perception onto objects and other people, creating a unique synthetic self.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2009

  • “You never identify yourself with the shadow cast by your body, or with its reflection, or with the body you see in a dream or in your imagination. Therefore you should not identify yourself with this living body either.”
    Shankara

    We are what we feel, and what we can feel is not limited to ourselves. Our sense of self is not innate, but constructed and is subject to manipulation. This project stretches our sense of self by remapping our self-perception onto objects and other people, creating a unique synthetic self.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Economics and Business, Colorado College, USA, 2005
  • Experience

  • Internship, Symbiotica Art and Science Lab, Perth, Australia, 2008; Project Manager Assistant, Denver Justice Center, Denver, USA, 2006-7; Racing Car Fabricator, DART Auto, Denver, USA, 2003-6; Sales and Production Assistant, GT Racing, Colorado Springs, USA, 2001-3
  • Exhibitions

  • SIDeR Conference - Flirting with the Future, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009; Seoul Design Olympiad, Jamsil Stadium, Seoul, Korea, 2008
  • Awards

  • Runner-up, Hutchinson Whampoa/3 Mobile Lifephone Competition, 2008