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Social Things

THU Sept. 7-SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 10:00 AM-7:30 PM
MON Sept. 11, 2017, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Credit: Lin Dong

University of the Arts London
London College of Communication, MA Interaction Design Communication

MA Interaction Design Communication is a practice-led, future-facing design course for a technologically informed and interdisciplinary design world. We work in and explore interaction design, design prototyping, physical computing, user-centered design, open-source digital platforms, design research, foresight and insight, experience design, communication design, speculative and critical design and digital arts.

For Social Things, Interaction Design Communication engages with a class of objects that change what it means to be social. “Smart objects” are increasingly becoming actors in a material culture where they have their own intentionality.

An increasingly connected world is inherently more unpredictable—the dominant political ideology of neoliberalism has intrinsically linked individualism and personal productivity to economic survival, made possible through complex, ubiquitous and pervasive computational networks and systems. Social Things addresses design from a technical and theoretical perspective through the lens of a new social landscape.



A lifestyle simulator that integrates the six major life scenarios into a virtual experience.


Speculating on the epidemic of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) suffering.

The Magic 8-Cube

This high-tech card trick encourages the user to come up with their own.

Dumpster Dr

An alternative way of sustainable living in a digital future.

Letter Reader

A device aimed using sound to create a connection between people.


Collaborative digital artifacts used to create unexpected environments and narratives.