Feel The Device

Feel the Device is the artist’s exploration into the realm of mobile applications and their impact on the people that use them.

About the collection

The collection encourages viewers to reflect upon the unseen influence mobile applications (apps) have on each of us: on the aspects of our lives that are being replaced by technology and becoming obsolete, on the fact that these apps fight for our attention and ultimately, steal time and awareness away from our lives. Ubiquitous apps and their users surround us and form our personalities. This is modern life in the 21st century.

Are these apps bad or are they just a tool? Perhaps, it’s the way we use these tools for which we are guilty. Are we guilty? Are the creators of mobile apps guilty for the way the software is used?

As an experience designer in the software industry, this form of questioning comes naturally to Otakar. His profession has given him an acute awareness to the influences modern technology has on humans and society. He has spent countless hours uncovering this impact through research, observation, conscious usage, and immersion in the tech world.

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Exhibitions

Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sabadell, December 14 - February 1 2020.

MUTUO Gallery, Barcelona November 14 - 16 2019, 5 to 9pm

Links related to the topic

Story that helps to understand generation addicted to their devices.

Corporations are well aware and they are looking for creative solutions [Digital Wellbeing by Google]

Inspirational video. Do our devices support this behaviour? [Almost Greatest Love Story Ever Told]

Artist initiative Online Offlife


Contact

Otakar Hyps
otakar.hyps@gmail.com
+34 673 765 835


I am open to collaborations, exhibition invites and happy to discuss the topic too.