Swipe: Being online 24/7 (Paperback)
Inspired by the format of Frequently Asked Questions, SWIPE presents questions about the smartphone that users might (not) have frequently asked themselves. In order to reflect the endlessly diverse and dynamic content users daily swipe for on their smartphone, these questions are not followed by single sentences, but by image collections consisting of Internet-found visuals. Contemporary writers and artists help you embrace your newly acquired knowledge by guiding you through reflective visions of the age of the smartphone.
In SWIPE you will encounter five categories that offer guidance. SURVIVAL speaks about how the smartphone helps users survive, and whether it itself will survive. SENSE OF SELF reflects on how the user's being is constructed by the smartphone, and vice versa. HABITS focuses on the user's daily use of the smartphone, and how its constant presence shapes daily life. RESOURCES speaks about how nature and users give power to the smartphone. And lastly, EXISTENTIAL CRISIS reflects on how the smartphone is used to escape the anxieties of real-life.
About the Author
Currently working as creative lead for Next Nature, Mieke Gerritzen is a designer, producer, and administrator. Until 2017 she was the Director of Museum of the Image, MOTI in Breda. She then founded the Image Society. She initiates and organizes debates, exhibitions, and events with designers, artists, and authors about image culture, design and new media. She has more than 10 books to her name.
As an independent designer specializing in creative direction, Ieva Jakusa's interest lies in technology and human interaction. Throughout her multidisciplinary approach, she focuses on creative strategy and how to capture and re-frame what is already there. Ieva is an alumnus of Design Academy Eindhoven and has participated in such events as Dutch Design Week, Salon de Mobile, and several group exhibitions.