Loughlin Brady Smith
It is undeniable that the whole system of the world is speeding up, due largely to technological advancement, the development of information storage, and the capacity of machine learning and artificial intelligence. This project aims to embody the idea of focus, attention and process through the lens of craft. Stone carving is a craft that involves a process without getting immediate gratification; deriving a longer and deeper satisfaction from it. The analogy of letter cutting addresses the future implications of instant gratification and the lack of patience our society has become accustomed to. Algorithms predict what we are interested in before we even acknowledge what it is we’re looking for. To be authentic is to be one’s true self, if we become increasingly accustomed to instant gratification do we then run the risk of losing our ability to have genuine authentic thought processes, ideas, interests and realisations?