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Thorunn Arnadottir

MA work

In only a few years the combination of the Internet’s social networks and digital cameras on mobile phones have changed the way we express our identities. Individual expression has been made significantly easier and the route to fame more accessible. It has also turned all of us into our own paparazzi. QR U? explores the juxtaposition of fame and personal privacy in this new environment. By fusing ancient African methods, beads for communication and masks that project identity, together with modern technology, I propose how it may be possible to channel the obsession with vanity and fame to the benefit of NGOs and charitable organisations.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2011

    Specialism

    Platform 10


  • In only a few years the combination of the Internet’s social networks and digital cameras on mobile phones have changed the way we express our identities. Individual expression has been made significantly easier and the route to fame more accessible. It has also turned all of us into our own paparazzi. QR U? explores the juxtaposition of fame and personal privacy in this new environment. By fusing ancient African methods, beads for communication and masks that project identity, together with modern technology, I propose how it may be possible to channel the obsession with vanity and fame to the benefit of NGOs and charitable organisations.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Product Design, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, 2007; Foundation Art and Design, The Reykjavik School of Art, Iceland, 2004
  • Experience

  • assistant designer, Sigridur Sigurjonsdottir, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2009; Internship, t.n.a. Design Studio, London, 2007; Freelance assistant, t.n.a. Design Studio, London, 2009-2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Icelandic Contemporary Design, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011; ÖÖ: Was it a Dream?, Gallery Duerr, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011; ÖÖ: Was it a Dream?, Pop Up Gallery in Soho, London, 2010; RCA Intent, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy, 2011
  • Awards

  • Winner, Best Product, New York International Gift Fair Accent on Design Awards, 2010; Second prize, Design Sponge Online Scholarship, 2010; Runner up, Oslo Architecture Triennale Idea Competition, 2010