Master's Thesis (2018)
New York School of Visual Arts
Many of the products which we interact with on a daily basis are becoming invisible. The objects which we once curated, compiled and organised are leaving our control. Through digital services providing infinite access and sharing economies that fluidly move objects between users, our things are moving from something personal to something fluid, there when we need them, gone when we don’t. There is no intentionality in the things we own anymore.
This thesis looks at the rise of these invisible possessions and considers opportunities to rethink our relationship with products as we transition into an economy that increasingly values access over possession, experience over product, and machine over individual.