Touch control systems surround us and haptic interfaces are the telepresent handshake of our electronic society. My works explore the novel possibilities of flesh controlled touch screens. Desensitization machines show how a subtle gestures can be translated to overrload light sculptures and computers. This installation aims to mutate digitized intention, deconstructing the person-computer relationship.
Derek Franz has undergraduate degrees in psychology and philosophy and is interested in the human condition. He repurposes machines and invites the visitor to see new perceptions of highly interactive systems. He makes his Disinterest Action Machines, out of meat, which use touch control systems to deconstruct the person-computer relationship. KZSC radio interview link