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From 05.09.2021 to 10.09.2021
Spazio Orso 16, Milan

From 5 to 10 September 2021 at the Milan Design Week (Spazio Orso 16), ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents a series of projects and installations developed by Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students, that address our relationship with smartphones and the way they influence our daily behaviour.

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Behind the derision-filled title Fantastic Smartphones, alternative accessories, interactive installations and machine performances highlight the excesses relating to our use of these devices. By imagining innovative ways of interacting with our smartphones or by delegating our repetitive actions to machines, this exhibition takes a critical look at a society that has become addicted to an object that seems to have become indispensable : the “smart” phone.

Is this object, which was initially perceived as an extension, still a source of pleasure or has it become a source of alienation? Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students provide answers to this question through a series of installations that address different aspects of this issue in an original and immersive way. Visitors will be able to discover how to save time when using a dating app; cheat on their personal health data through bots; illustrate the time lost away from their phone; engrave their name on a Wall of Fame to evaluate the value of their actions on social networks; attend a discussion between two smartphones; scroll to infinity in a mesmerising way; discover neologisms relating to new digital behaviours; free themselves from digital addictions; discover what really happens in the cloud thanks to a visual allegory; or witness the strange choreography of a robotic arm that takes pictures of itself with a selfie stick.

Press Preview: 5 September, 9am – 11am
Opening Hours: 5 – 9 September, 11am – 8pm
10 September, 11am – 4pm

Spazio Orso 16
Via dell’Orso 16
20121 Milano
www.ecal.ch

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Exhibition in Milan

Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

Exhibition in Milan

Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

Automač

ECAL/Antoine Barras, Guillaume Giraud

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

A Screentime Connaiseurs LexiconECAL/Antony Demierre, Basil Dénéréaz, Nora Fatehi, Paul Fritz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Dorian Jovanovic, Valentine Leimgruber, Valerio Meschi, Ignacio Pérez, Michael Pica, Jorge Reis, Malik Sobgoui


Kinetic Scroll
ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

Kinetic Scroll
ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler
Image ECAL/Gianni Camporota


Cardiobot

ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

In the Cloud
ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Souhaïb Ghanmi, Dorian Jovanovic, Michael Pica, Malik Sobgoui
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In the Cloud
ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Souhaïb Ghanmi, Dorian Jovanovic, Michael Pica, Malik Sobgoui

Image ECAL/Gianni Camporota

Meanwhile
ECAL/Léonard Guyot, Maya Bellier, Paul Lëon

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

Meanwhile
ECAL/Léonard Guyot, Maya Bellier, Paul Lëon

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

Adam & Eve
ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Michael Pica, Jorge Reis

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

Selfie Robot
ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Ignacio Pérez

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

Selfie Robot
ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Ignacio Pérez

Image ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz

Desktop Notification Center
ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Ivan Chestopaloff

Image ECAL/Lison Christe

Taptaptap
ECAL/Lisa Kishtoo, Bastien Mouthon, Diane Thouvenin
Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez


Wall of Fame
ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler

Image ECAL/Gianni Camporota