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Meret Vollenweider

MA work

Are We Neutral?

This project reflects on how technology has altered our understanding of how things work: creating an illusion, that by simply pushing a button we have the power to switch on lights and turn on our television sets. It aims to make visitors reflect on society's excessive use of energy-consuming products and our chase for 100% efficiency.

A series of interactive objects make the distance between the 'switch' and the energy-consuming object tangible. These participatory activities translate body movements into energy to manifest the ridiculousness of being caught in a never ending loop between convenience and necessity, production and consumption. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Information Experience Design, 2016

  • I am an interaction and experience designer exploring how far I can go with natural interactions and surprising experiences that go beyond screens. By augmenting objects and spaces with technology, I am constantly seeking out new ways to create playful experiences between people and their environment.

  • Degrees

  • BA Interaction Design, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • RA Lates: Digital (Dis)connections: Ai Weiwei Late, Royal Academy, London, UK, 2015; Sónar + D Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 2015; SoundObject, Ugly Duck Gallery, London, UK, 2015; Forces, Physics & Football: British Science Week, Manchester, UK, 2015; The Cat is Alive, Crypt Gallery, London, UK, 2015