CASE STUDY

The Black Box

Communicating the implications of AI development on human society and culture as a provocation to imagine a different future.

Role

- Designer

Tools

- Indesign and Photoshop

BRIEF

We were asked to choose an "-ism" and communicate that concept with images, type and text through a book and poster.

OVERVIEW

I choose tropism and reframed its original application within a socio-cultural context while retaining its original significance of adjusting to an external stimuli. My principal concern was the metaphor of the black box that represents opaque automated systems.

I divided the book into three sections:

  1. The origins of the black box metaphor
  2. Black box systems applied to art, design and technology
  3. Strategies for responding to a world dominated by AI
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A realistic room created based on an art gallery space filled with interconnected, floating cloud-like glyphs.
Aural Clouds
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An animated character walking past others in a busy street cross walk.
Blockchain Oracle
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A cruise ship originating behind a "Caribbean" label and as it moves across the label images, animals, and food from the region animate in.
Carnival Cruise Line Gateway Atlas
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 A nighttime mountain scene and an array of tiny lights glimmering across the landscape
b/i Light Spritesβ„’ Experience
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OMNI
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A woman riding a Bird scooter with a trail of coffee shop furniture and machine vision boxes highlighting her socio-economic status.
Coffee Shop Scooter
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A woman riding a Bird scooter with a trail of coffee shop furniture and machine vision boxes highlighting her socio-economic status.
Nelson Notes
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A woman riding a Bird scooter with a trail of coffee shop furniture and machine vision boxes highlighting her socio-economic status.
The Black Box
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