[inbox]

[inbox] is an AR project I made with Rebecca Rouse. It appeared as an art installation in C&C 2009 and a paper we wrote about the project appeared in ISMAR 2010.

[inbox] explores the persona of Malcom McLean, the man who invented the shipping container and subsequent infrastructure that has made globalization possible. Rather than being totally critical or totally supportive of the container system  as a technological achievement, we wanted this project to reveal the complexities of containerization and its effects on human experience. These include notions of progress, local effects of global trade, standardization, access to goods like guns and medicine, etc.

update: i’m writing about [inbox] again in my dissertation and for an issue of Convergence as it was the beginning of my thinking about scale as a way of building conventions for AR.