mardi 15 juin 2010

# Pay & Sit: the privatized future as design

It looks like a satire but it is apparently not. Fabian Brunsing, a student participating to an interface/design competition proposed this private bench that needs 0.5 euros (70 cents) in order to have its spikes lifted down and thus to host bodies.
This very straight forward design is the logical sequel of what is already being created today, sly designs of non appropriation of the public space (see previous post about Survival Group).
It also makes me think of Philip K. Dick's Ubik that dramatizes an absolute privatized pay-fee environment (house doors, fridges, TV etc.)...

Thanks Ethel


PAY & SIT: the private bench (HD) from Fabian Brunsing on Vimeo.

4 commentaires:

etc. a dit…
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etc. a dit…

A terrific design proposition!
Unfortunately, as usual some of us are being forgotten.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/
wikipedia/commons/4/4b/RGS_13.jpg

.cte a dit…

This is no joke.
Fighting anger with anger will only result in
anger.
True and efficient ways of resistance are pacific.

It's about time to realize human's ever expanding field of possibles.

Anonyme a dit…

and what happens when the time runs out and you're still sitting on it? ouch!