‘Kids’ or ‘no kids’? ‘Not’ or ‘not yet’? Come share your thoughts on the matter in an interactive wearable technology installation.
The millennial and late gen X generation live with an overflow of (mis)information which influences them in important life decisions. In this case, the choice to become a parent or not. The project tries to offer an antidote to the influence of (mis)information by means of anecdotal anti-data.
People dress up as pathfinders (translated into Dutch this means boy scouts or girl scouts) which is symbolic for how we take on certain roles in our relationships and society. This outfit initiates, reacts to and records people’s conversations in order to help all the next people wearing the outfit with the previous people’s insights. It uses a combination of microcontrollers, actuators and algorithms to do this.
For more info on how this project came about, see http://unstable.design/pathfindersTo listen to recorded audio go to https://soundcloud.com/gaspard-bos/sets/pathfinders-1
To be sure to participate in this installation you should click on the registration link that will redirect you to a 'Doodle'. You will be able to choose a timeslot on one of the exhibition days. Otherwise; during regular opening hours only the output of the project will be available.
If you choose to participate in this installation, we will not process any of the personal information that you do not consent to disclose. Audio will be recorded for the purpose of making a broadcast that will be shared on the web. If you wish we can process the recording of your voice to be unrecognizable.
This installation is part of a shared exhibition of 3 designers; Gaspard Bos, Lilian van Daal and Julia Janssen, recipients of the Talent Development grant of the Creative Industries Fund NL.