• Elitist Spectales
Elitist Spectales
Elitist Spectales
Object Title

Elitist Spectales

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Collection: Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ Series: 2019 (PC020402.15)

Material Category
Have you ever felt indifferent to everyday distressing situations that might have become invisible to you? Have we become too individualistic in modern society? Do we only see things that attract us or are advantageous to us? 
Elitist Spectacles is a critical and speculative wearable device that questions the lack of empathy in social contexts by utilizing algorithms to decide what the users should see. My goal is to criticize the phenomenon by maximizing one's antipathy: bringing the wearer into an elitist’s mind, letting them experience how an elitist thinks, how they make decisions and how they perceive the world.  
Originating from my personal connection to eyeglasses and in the exploration of sensory data, I have created a device that questions the empathy deficit phenomenon. 

Creator Keywords:
Lack of Empathy, Sensory Extension, Elitism, Future, Design Fiction, Science Fiction, Speculative Design, Critical Design, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Prosthesis, Physical Computing, Wearable Technology, Parsons, Design + Technology, The New School
May 21 2019
Related people
Wei Chung Jason Chen (designer)
Harpreet Sareen (thesis advisor)
Barbara Morris (thesis advisor)
Use Restrictions
In accordance with The New School's Intellectual Property Rights Policy, copyright is held by each thesis' respective author. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the user.; http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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