What If

A series of conceptual devices aimed to update the human senses for the man-made environment.

“In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power” – Yuval Noah Harari

Humans have always lived in symbiosis with nature. This is not the case anymore, yet we are still the same.

The human senses are made for a world far less information-heavy than the one we have created, leaving the brain with too much data to process.

“What If” examines our relationship with technology and perceived reality while wearing the glasses of a speculative designer. The result is a series of four conceptual devices, one for each of the senses: hearing, smell, taste, and sight. They all have one purpose: to accompany and to enhance their host sense.

The project aims to physicalise debates regarding our relationship to the environment and to open up for a discussion about what the future might hold.

/Martin Ljungman


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Martin Ljungman