In the ‘everything is smart’ era, technology is foisted upon us in every aspect of our lives, with the promise of a utilitarian utopia. Even our personal bedrooms are being invaded by smart, technologically-enhanced pillows that play music, follow our sleeping patterns and wake us up. Lauren McCarthy (US) invites you during STRP to lay down and take a nap on a smart pillow. Integrated intelligence serves as a guide, mentor and carer while you drift away between consciousness and subconsciousness. Can we dream of a future in which we reclaim control?
Lauren McCarthy is one of the winners of the ACT Award.
Waking Agents is a STRP co-production.
Please note: our artists challenge you to think critically about possible future scenarios. Some pieces demand not only a critical attitude, but also active participation. You must therefore pre-register for this work at our info point. More info will be handed out to you at the expo.