The Machine and Me


Rematerialization i.

Your consumption has shifted away from specific-purpose devices and personal artifacts.

Calculator. Phone. Batteries. Some Cables. CD. Packaging. Journal. Map. A toy. Compass. Flashlight. Socket Outlet Splitter. Camera. Some things you keep around but stop using.

Objects, acrylic, and spraypaint on wood.

Rematerialization i.

"Once each of the unremarkable acts we undertake in the course of the day—opening the front door, buying the groceries, hopping onto the bus—has been reconceived as a digital transaction, it tends to dematerialize. The separate, dedicated chunks of matter we needed to use in order to accomplish these ends, the house keys and banknotes and bus tokens, are replaced by an invisible modulation of radio waves."

Adam Greenfield