Dot Samsen

The Buttons

A button is a symbol of control, an extension of the human desire to harness the planet. However these days, the planet is proving difficult for humans to rule. Should we alter the funtionallity of buttons to 'inter-control' the planet and human beings?

'The Buttons' is a range of conceptual controlling mechanisms which include:

Sharing resources: asking permission to use shared resources.
I'm watching you: restraint or temptation?
Consequences: reminding us of the fragility of the environment.
Does scale matter?: small button - big consequences or big button - small consequences?
Footprint indicator: physically feeling the consequences of an action.
Weighted waiting: users' efficiency (time) vs. planet's efficiency (energy).
Limited resources: constraint or discipline?

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