Left To Our Own Devices

Daniel Antonucci

Can furniture disrupt our attachment to smartphones? 

The constant connectivity granted by smartphones and mobile devices has revolutionized the day-to-day lives of people living in the 21st century. However, mounting awareness of the underlying issues of smartphone attachment has grown to an extent that phone manufacturers themselves are including “do not disturb” and screen time monitoring as a core features of their newest devices. This highlights the key issue that self-regulation of screen time can be challenging and often requires external intervention.

This project reimagines some of the everyday objects we interact with most as sites where technological dependence can be intercepted and questioned. By materializing the process of distancing oneself from technology I seek to generate a more thoughtful approach to disconnecting.

Photography: Nicole Torres