Tools to front the mythological multitaskers
“The relationship between technology and humans is a delicate balance between enhancement and the illusion of it ”
more about this project at TED Talk - 2.8 million viewers and translated in 50 languages
How efficient is Multitasking? Let’s consider for a while the option of Monotask. Someone define multitasking as an act of procrastination which allow us to lie on the surface of the problems. Others tell us the story about Super Taskers, who are the only 2% percent of the world population able to really control multiple activities at the same time...but what about the rest of us, what about our daily lives? The Monotask project is a series of front covers to downgrade our hyper super smartphones into the essence of their functions. The files of each cover are available for free to be downloaded and 3d printed on Thingiverse.com. The project has been present at TED Global 2012 and since then has attracted the attention of the media all around the world. Article about this project has been written in multiple languages and thousands of people are still partecipating in the debate that this project has been able to create. From West to East, from productivity to spiritualism, from ironic takes to serious elucubration, the absurdity of the Monotasking covers didn't stop but rather stimulate a global multidisciplinary conversation on our nature as human beings versus the potential offered by our technologies. This project invites to reflect about the present technological determinism and consider the option of a much needed social constructivism in which is not technology that shape society but viceversa.