GARY M GOWANS

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S.O.N. is an acronym for 'State of the Nation'. Being a trained graphic designer I'm naturally drawn to the physicality of dials, switches and old machines. This piece is designed to be an interactive exhibit. It detects the viewers presence with a proximity sensor, and an 'amperes' dial feeds back a reading. When the user interacts with the machine it feeds back their 'in' or 'out' persuasion and makes a decision for them.

 

This exhibit reflects upon the unreliability of forecasting in political (and other) arenas and comments on some of the random, or uninformed decision-making that occurs on polling days.

 

Different versions of this machine could usefully be placed in polling stations to let undecided voters make a quick, randomized choice on the day of any seriously important vote.

SON I

 

’SON 1‘ IS THE FIRST of a SERIES OF interactive WORKS LOOKing AT a spectrum of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.

 

The collection WIll be informed by INTELLIGENT REFLECTION,considered COMMENT AND a post-Brexit imperial quarter pound OF HUMOUR.

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