idiot (grad thesis)
mfa graphic design, art center college of design, 2018
a study on contemporary privacy and camouflage, idiot approaches the notion of concealment and protection through ubiquity. i blurred the boundaries of my own identity by creating a plurality of simulated and simultaneous presences, surrendering my privacy in order to reinstate it.
“i’m losing my idiot state steadily, Iid much rather be an idiot,” stated marshal mcluhan. he refers to the original meaning of the word idiot which derives from the greek idiōtēs, meaning a very private individual or citizen. the project embraces the word as an ironic reference to its original meaning.
tdc communication design winner 2020
the core of the project lies in creating virtual copies of myself and distributing them. for this purpose, i created a 3d model of myself and uploaded it to several online databases where users are able to download and use it for free. each download serves as another copy—the more downloads the more successful the camouflage. i aim to study the outcomes of this gesture by documenting the model as manipulated by other users.
model available at: sketchfab / cults 3d
kostas nikellis, digital artist
mike alger, vr designer, google inc
fazel sayeh, graphic designer
mable chen, entertainment designer