will carey: 'ticker tape' radio and 'native commodities'
will carey: 'ticker tape' radio and 'native commodities' will carey: 'ticker tape' radio and 'native commodities'
jul 03, 2009

will carey: 'ticker tape' radio and 'native commodities'

‘ticker tape’ radio image courtesy of will carey

designer will carey has sent us images of his new work. the first is the ‘ticker tape’ radio, an internet radio for people who desire tailor-made content. using the internet, ‘ticker tape’ scans for news stories around the world and broadcasts it to the listener who can manage content via the corresponding ‘ticker tape’ website. by pulling the cord, the listener can determine the length of broadcast they want to hear. the project explores the creation of internet material and how it is controlled, how we assert control over what we see and listen too, and how this content can take control over us.

pulling out the tape to desired length image courtesy of will carey

listening to a short broadcast image courtesy of will carey

pulling out the tape determines how long your broadcast will be image courtesy of will carey

there is a ‘ticker tape’ website which listeners go to and chose their content image courtesy of will carey

web interface for ‘ticker tape’ image courtesy of will carey

‘native commodities’ image courtesy of will carey

the second project is ‘native commodities’ which studies the intolerable limits of sharing, manufacturing and interacting with biological data from our bodies. the aesthetics of three spittoons for capturing bodily fluid have been explored.

as genome technologies promote open sourcing of the human body, can such data be extended into other forms of biological manufacture? synthetic biology and nanotechnologies have made it possible to reprogramme cells, but would be be prepared to consider using our bodies to do this?

breathing into one of the devices image courtesy of will carey

a long metal straw and a glass vessel make up another spittoon image courtesy of will carey

the spittoon device can easily be hand-washed image courtesy of will carey

will carey graduated from central st. martins in 2002 and has since worked for such consultancies as IDEO. his work looks at the often intractable problems of emerging technologies, and the exploration of new interactions in product design. will carey participated in designboom’s handled with care exhibition, with his ‘butler’ and ‘print’ projects.

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