Good Go(o)ds

The Good Home at London Design Festival 2016

Good Go(o)ds by Marta Monge, Giulia Liverani, Fabrizio GardaMarco Signoretto.

Good Go(o)ds are home protectors which exploit religious attitudes in the connected home. As “connectedness” is due to become a more mundane feature of our homes, we will perceive domestic life differently as we reply on this continuous dialogue between ourselves and a range digitally-enabled devices. Good go(o)ds challenges the notion of “smartness” beyond the modern dream of a streamlined, effortless life made possible by a series of little talkative e-butlers. It ironically explores the potential for a different interaction between human and machine. It rethinks the services provided by the connected home as favours granted by household spirits, entities looking after it in exchange for respects being paid by its inhabitants. It replaces the obsession with efficiency – embodied by apps and touch screens – with slower, more tangible, physically engaging interactions with totemic entities, regulating respectively the home environment (light and temperature), household safety and data privacy.”

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