Vermont College of Fine Arts
College Hall Gallery
36 College St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Tues, October 9th, 10 am–8:30 pm
Wed, October 10th, 10 am–1pm & 5-9 pm
Thurs, October 11th, 12–9 pm
Fri, October 12th, 12–9 pm
Sat, October 13th, 10am-7pm
Design has the potential to be the connective tissue between things; or to fill a gap: subject and object, user and interface, art and commerce, problem and solution, our world as it is and what we want it to be...
A designer’s role is to create things for future events and happenings, and in order to create for the future, we need to be able to “show up” in the present. However, our world is designed to keep us in a state of discontent. To feel whole or happy in modern life has become a radical act. In many ways, this discontent is created by design, and in many ways, we design out of discontent.
These systems are much better at manipulating and understanding human instinct than we are at controlling our own attention. As more and more everyday objects are connected to The Internet of Things, we need to be more connected to ourselves. As artificial intelligence gets smarter, so should we. How can we return to a feeling of agency as consumers of digital media? How might we reprogram our responses so that we can create space and stay in the flow of our more positive patterns?