Experiments in Networked Interdividualism
A series of projects providing alternative models of interaction that are group-centered rather than user-centered. The project critiques the centrality of the Individual in Western society as the fundamental building block of the systems we inhabit, and looks particularly at how social media and human-computer interfaces reinforce this worldview.
Declarations of Interdependence is a body of work that explores the complexities of this Networked Interdividualism, questioning User-Centered Design’s assumption that agency must always lie with the individual. A series of critical prototypes, collaborative experiments, and self-effacing interactions probe, question, and critique our experiences of these new social spaces.
These projects and paper constitute my MFA Thesis at Media Design Practices, Art Center College of Design.