a WIRED vision | 1993 - 1996
Predicting how new and developing technology affects culture, the economy, and politics.
Wired magazines, LCD monitors, headphones, computer, custom software.
a WIRED vision is a compelling sensory experience that combines the tactile nature of print publishing and the limitless expanse of digital media.
Actual Wired magazines (the complete sets from 1993 to 1996) are mounted to the wall forming a visual array of its remarkable design. LCD monitors continuously display the two “Introduction” spreads that are contained in each issue. These spreads feature a visionary quote from an article in combination with inventive graphic design in the style pioneered by Quentin Fiore in Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects (1967).
The custom software displays the spreads using various dynamic visual effects and “reads” the quotes using a synthetic computer-generated voice.