Our sensory abilities are now outdated as modernity shifts our priority towards productivity as opposed to survival. What new senses do we need in a productivity-obsessed society?
Sensorial Futures approaches this scenario through a speculative sensory augmentation pop-up store, featuring devices that demonstrates the concept of Sensory Substitution (the ability for the human brain to remap stimuli of one sensory modality onto another sensory modality). The project explores three modern-day obsessions: time, money, and distracted walking.
Sensorial Futures attempts to mirror and criticise our obsession with productivity and technosolutionism while wearing kitschy retro-futuristic aesthetics to signifying the unreality and absurdity of this speculation. The project brings attention to the idea of using our body as interfaces for information, the kinds of stimuli we can create for the body, and what kinds of senses we may need in the future.