"The highly mediated selfie (online self‐portrait) is our digital‐age representation on the online stage. However, once it is uploaded to the internet, we relinquish control over our self‐image. Enabled and encouraged by the devices of the ruling modes of production, others can photograph, tag, download, edit, surveil or trade our image. The carefully constructed online identity becomes subject to any manner of manipulation. Its trace remains forever, vulnerable to appropriation.”
i would never be able to use the word ‘comfortable’ comfortably, and maybe this very notion of comfort that we mistake for being something that is desirable, is only contributing a false sense of security, leading to weak creative productivity and output.
what i love about relocation and dislocation is the chance for new beginnings-a way to forget about the past and becoming fully immersed in and challenged by the present. i constantly crave non-familiarity and what excites me the most is the knowledge that i will never be able to know everything.
it is ironic that, when we are furnishing a room, we tend to look for specific furniture to fulfil specifically defined functions, such as wardrobes to hang clothes, side boards for the television, a desk for the computer and a bed frame for the mattress or a chair to sit on—in order to create a purely practical surrounding—however, this process greatly limits the possibilities of any spatial or objective ambiguity.
the way we arrange furniture in a room is synonymous with the way we arrange ideas in our mind. a room should never be defined by the furniture; it should allow the furniture to define the room. adaptable/multi-functional structures such as any flat surfaces, reusable components, or support systems can be used to construct and reconstruct a room according to our individual needs. this process in turn aids the defiance of a contrived singular identity.