Device for urban data explorers
Device for urban data explorers.
Worn as a backpack – a universal symbol of the wanderer and dreamer – Backspace is outfitted with advanced technology that enables anyone who is in its vicinity to embed stories and memories into the urban environment.
Layered over time, these memories paint a vivid picture of human experience that stands in contrast to the seamless and frictionless vision of the datafied “smart city.”
Backspace is a provocative design proposal that imagines a future scenario where technology enables citizens to intentionally disrupt or “glitch” the urban landscape and thereby reclaim the city as a site for human interaction and expression.