What would happen if one day the disused mobiles began to tell their stories and those of their ex-owners? Would we feel sad about the stories of their abandonments? Could we empathize with them if see the traces of the use they once had? Or would they make us feel insecure about the information they contain?
Starting from these questions, the project is an exercise of speculative fiction aimed at reflecting on the relationship between programmed obsolescence, the personal memories contained by our devices and the relationships we establish with them.
The project is formalized as a large-format multimedia installation that shows a table entirely covered by unused mobiles. Through 3 headphones, the public can listen to the life stories of 6 mobiles.
Each story tells the life of one of the abandoned mobile phones, mixing their feelings, their memories and the personal data of their ex-owners. In this way, playing with the ambiguity between the human and the non-human, the anthropomorphization of technology and personal narratives, the project aims to generate a critical and playful space in which to experience technological empathy as a model for reflection on sustainability