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Department: Man and Communication

OBSESSIOGRAM

WHAT
This holographic interface warns you against an unhealthy obsession with social platforms and the absent state that comes with them. When your online behaviour shows signs of addiction, the Spirit Guide — a digital version of yourself — shows up.

WHY
Scientific research has linked excessive internet use to depression, impulsive disorders and loneliness. As we compulsory scroll, check and click, our mind seems to disconnect from our body. The ‘Obsessiogram’ has been designed to bring us back.

HOW
It locks accounts when things get out of hand and forces users to reconnect with their body through gestures. To be able to continue, the spirit’s moves must be repeated. The pace depends on the severity of the addiction.

QUOTE
We leave our bodies behind when we go online.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Iris Rijskamp