Message to humanity
Digital technology seemed like a catalyst for human civilisation's development until it became not only a powerful tool but an inevitable lifestyle. It is no exaggeration to say that now you 'coexist' in the digital world. However, one of humanity's greatest creations, the digital world is not designed to be friendly enough for humans. There have always been some errors. I am not talking about the errors about code, computer virus or updates but fundamental and infrastructural errors which come when the digital world is delivered to the analog world. I let you face a part of the possible future caused by one of the errors.
After a long period of confrontation between the human body and digital world, the traditional human body and digital world resulted with genetic evolution setting their priority to the digital world over the analog world. The evolved human bodies optimised their skeletal and muscular structure for the digital world. It even redesigned themselves to embrace back and neck pain. Neck went forward and back and got hunched. It was, in a perspective, the defeat of the natural human body by the digital world and degeneration.
What you will see is one of the formal fashions from the future.
I see many of you in your time swimming with the tide of the digital world instead of rebelling against it…and I want to ask you,
Is this how you want your both worlds to become?
Is this your ideal world?
-The creator of ‘Homo Sapiens Digital’, Harry Jinwook Seong.
[ CREDIT ]
Directed & Designed by Harry Jinwook Seong
Model: Zoë Kezia, Dylan O’Sullivan
Project Assistant: Jinwon Moon
Thanks to Design lab staffs: Faith Denham, Anna, Claire Heathcote, Jameson Davis, Andrew Weatherhead
A Goldsmiths BA Design final year project