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Rare Necessities

The use of technology has become an integral part of our lives to the point where we finally find ourselves as beings entangled with technological devices on a daily basis. We thereby pay particular attention to function, usability and degree of innovation, yet often leaving out the question of how our individual relationship with technology evolves. This work aims to challenge the narrative about the use of everyday electronic devices by looking at minor side effects. The relationship between humans and technology is explored argumentatively through literature, design, and art, leading to a contemplative investigation of sensorial experiences. By exploring the growing intimacy outside of the typical purpose and functionality within technologies, this work manifests itself in a speculative short film, allowing us to reimagine our technological experiences and its effects.

Author: Nadine Cocina

Mentors: Dr. Björn Franke & Max Rheiner