Fantastic Smartphones

Fantastic Smartphones

Fantastic Smartphones – a series of interactive installations developed by students in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, investigating in a critical and offbeat way our relationship with smartphones and the way they influence our daily behavior.

Studio project (2021)

Tags
scenography, electronics, web, UI/UX, Augmented Reality (AR, XR), 3D Graphics, machine learning (ML), installation, internet of things, robotics
Behind the derision-filled title Fantastic Smartphones, alternative accessories, interactive installations and machine performances highlight the excesses relating to our use of these devices. By imagining innovative ways of interacting with our smartphones or by delegating our repetitive actions to machines, this exhibition takes a critical look at a society that has become addicted to an object that seems to have become indispensable : the “smart” phone.

Is this object, which was initially perceived as an extension, still a source of pleasure or has it become a source of alienation? Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students provide answers to this question through a series of installations that address different aspects of this issue in an original and immersive way. Visitors will be able to discover how to save time when using a dating app; cheat on their personal health data through bots; illustrate the time lost away from their phone; engrave their name on a Wall of Fame to evaluate the value of their actions on social networks; attend a discussion between two smartphones; scroll to infinity in a mesmerising way; discover neologisms relating to new digital behaviours; free themselves from digital addictions; discover what really happens in the cloud thanks to a visual allegory; or witness the strange choreography of a robotic arm that takes pictures of itself with a selfie stick.

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Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Exhibition in Milan Images by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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Automač ECAL/Antoine Barras, Guillaume Giraud  Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Automač ECAL/Antoine Barras, Guillaume Giraud  Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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A Screentime Connaiseurs Lexicon ECAL/Antony Demierre, Basil Dénéréaz, Nora Fatehi, Paul Fritz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Dorian Jovanovic, Valentine Leimgruber, Valerio Meschi, Ignacio Pérez, Michael Pica, Jorge Reis, Malik Sobgoui
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Kinetic Scroll ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler  Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Kinetic Scroll ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler  Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Cardiobot ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Sleepbot ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Podobot ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
Biobots ECAL/Bastien Claessens, Evan Kelly, Aurélien Pellegrini Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

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In the Cloud ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Souhaïb Ghanmi, Dorian Jovanovic, Michael Pica, Malik Sobgoui Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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In the Cloud ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Souhaïb Ghanmi, Dorian Jovanovic, Michael Pica, Malik Sobgoui Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Meanwhile ECAL/Léonard Guyot, Maya Bellier, Paul Lëon  Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Meanwhile ECAL/Léonard Guyot, Maya Bellier, Paul Lëon  Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Adam & Eve ECAL/Nora Fatehi, Michael Pica, Jorge Reis  Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Selfie Robot ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Ignacio Pérez Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Selfie Robot ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Ignacio Pérez Image ECAL/Basil Dénéréaz
Desktop Notification Center  ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Ivan Chestopaloff  Image ECAL/Lison Christe
Mistarget  ECAL/Antoine Barras, Guillaume Giraud  Image ECAL/Lison Christe
LIA – Leave It Alone  ECAL/Bastien Classens, Léonard Guyot  Image ECAL/Lison Christe
TicTocLock  ECAL/Paul Lëon, Diane Thouvenin  Image ECAL/Lison Christe
Anti-Stress Case  ECAL/Kylan Luginbühl, Aurélien Pellegrini  Image Lison Christe
Smartphone Symbiosis  ECAL/Antoine Barras, Maya Bellier, Pablo Bellon, Ivan Chestopaloff, Bastien Classens, Guillaume Giraud, Léonard Guyot, Evan Kelly, Lisa Kishtoo, Paul Lëon, Kylan Luginbühl, Aurélien Pellegrini, Yaël Sidler, Diane Thouvenin

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Taptaptap ECAL/Lisa Kishtoo, Bastien Mouthon, Diane Thouvenin  Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez
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Wall of Fame ECAL/Pablo Bellon, Kylan Luginbühl, Yaël Sidler Image ECAL/Gianni Camporota