Biographies of Objects (2020)

Biographies of Objects is an online platform encouraging audiences to interact and centextualize found objects.

Everyone have the ability to think through objects such as understanding its narration and journey through the details (e.g. markings, materials, or text) from an object. This ability is called material intelligence*. However, in this modern society where we tend to depend on technology and where mass production is becoming a norm, we are disconnecting ourselves from tangible things. We are losing the material intelligence as we see object merely a function. To retain our material intelligence, Biographies of Objects explores three different ways of interacting with objects.

*Gibson, G., (2019). Glenn Adamson on material intelligence. Material Matters with Grant Gibson. [Podcast]. Available from: https://www.buzzsprout.com/248727/929182

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