Delayed Gratification Actuator
Because today’s ultra-fast cycle rates being first above being right. It tells us what’s happening in real time, but rarely what it means. Industrial design between extreme pain and pleasure, Asceticism and decadence.
Digital Technology is developing ever faster and is sucking people more and more into a continuous on demand, flexible and dynamic living planet. Services and products are delivered faster and Digital Content is almost immediately accessible via cloud based services in the current platform economy. In times of Sofortness the ability of self-control is becoming less used but at the same time more important.
How does this shape us and our relation to things and how does the ubiquity of digital services shape our expectations on matter and material culture? I want to examine this question which is mainly situated in a cultural and social sciences in an artistic and experimental approach in an digital objection to this high frequency Sofortness economy.
In order to examine this question which can be situated in cultural or social sciences I choose an artistic and experimental approach in the form of an artifact acting as a digital objection to this high frequency Sofortness economy.
The Delayed Gratification Actuator is a time capsule, exploring these boundaries between the never satisfied user and the paranoid user suggested by the product, entering a psychological adventure by addressing the darker, conceptual models of need that are usually limited.