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How did this design improve life?:
The development of telematic networks is spawning a debate over de repercussions these new forms of communication could have. Its appears that the most importat factor will not be the quality of the imformation available, but the possibility of everyone communicating with everyone and not just one-way communication as is the case with mass communication as we now knou it.
Name of Designer(s):
Martín Ruiz de Azúa
Designers professional status:
Professional
Status of realization:
Realized
Kind of design:
Tangible
Year of production, realization or publishing:
2004
Designed in country:
Spain
Used on continents:
Europe
Short description of design:
The users of these networks will be active participants and not just mere spectators. The Chair-Screen establishes a new conception of information based on pesonal communication; in practice, it is a telecommunicator. Life-size images of speakers will be recorded in and projected on the armchairs in order to give images a new dimension, to take them off the screen –the symbol of media indifference- in an attempt to achieve greater involvement, a communication-information based on personal interaction.
Functionallity and use of design:
The development of telematic networks is spawning a debate over de repercussions these new forms of communication could have. Its appears that the most importat factor will not be the quality of the imformation available, but the possibility of everyone communicating with everyone and not just one-way communication as is the case with mass communication as we now knou it. The users of these networks will be active participants and not just mere spectators. The Armchair-Screen establishes a new conception of information based on pesonal communication; in practice, it is a telecommunicator. Life-size images of speakers will be recorded in and projected on the armchairs in order to give images a new dimension, to take them off the screen –the symbol of media indifference- in an attempt to achieve greater involvement, a communication-information based on personal interaction.
Drawbacks of life improvement:
This project need some kind of technical support to exist, and it is not possible in some parts of the World.
Research and need:
a public banc,
a solid metal screen,
a multimedia storage.
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