As a practice-based PhD research project, Reflective Roaming – Design, ubiquitous fantasy, everyday reality questions the status quo of the technocratic promises that fundamentally shapes economical and social-political dimensions in our everyday lives. It is aiming to foreground the unseen technological operations by visualizing and revealing the invisible relationships between design, information economy and humanity. The exhibition will be presenting the artistic outcome centered on a real-time processing, interactive installation that involves humans' physical presence and engagements.

We are living in an unprecedented time in which nearly everything about the material and the immaterial, ranging from refrigerators to thoughts, are being informatized, captured, interconnected and exchanged. What is the costs of being fully engaged with the visions presented by tech corporate institutions? How is humanity positioned in the intersection of information technology and market? What does it mean to be human in the eyes of machines and, the ones behind? How can design address these issues?

By operating design as means of examining and questioning the technocratic hegemony, this project is trying to form a critical inquiry into contemporary anxieties of living and being in the ever-expanding, networked fabrication of everyday landscapes.

See images from the opening of the exhibition here: