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 constituted my MFA Thesis at Media Design Practices, Art Center College of Design, 2013.

Visit the website: declarationsofinterdependence.com