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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2019 ➔ PET OR ?


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Liu (Lio) Chang (designer)
Ernesto Klar (thesis advisor)
Mark Stafford (thesis advisor)


May 21 2019


The Internet of Things is coming to us in a predictable process. This project presents an IoT future connected to animals. Through animals’ extraordinary capability of sense, they can contribute efficient data to the system and help to predict the danger in advance, such as to warn about natural disasters or diseases. By providing a review of related projects on this topic, this project proposes a speculative ethics about whether to stand as a human welfarist or an animal rightist when facing the situation of technology over-using from animals to serve the society. Through the process of developing the video-light installation, it reflects and discusses this speculative ethical topic. How will the role of pets be influenced in our lives? Will they be strictly required to conform to the rules of human? Will they be utterly exploited when involved in the animal-IoT future?



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