Objective Devices looks at the paradigm shifts that are occurring in modern physics and proposes a design methodology that collapses the space between science, technology, design, and culture. Together, the projects ignorant decay, #fortunecookie and 50/50 transpose various stochastic physical performances with cultural familiarities and obsessions in order to reveal the nuances of objectivity and randomness.
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity shifted everything we knew about physics and time in the early 20th century. Now, in the 21st Century, our gradual discovery and acceptance of modern physics is forcing yet another massive perceptual shift. Objective Devices explores the inadequacies inherent to explaining and understanding science and questions our volatile relationship with it. These projects work within this framework to tease out our current sentiment towards the scientifically high level and abstract ideas by crashing them into contact with our undeniably human tendency to refuse randomness in order to have control over the chaotic.
ignorant decay is a geiger counter device that detects radioactive signals, produces an algorithm and trades on the open stock market based on the stochastic behavior of radioactive decay.