Isolation is part of the Digital Decade SE 2020 collection, curated by Designcollector Network. The collection launch is accompanied by an online exhibition and a mixtape.
The project is devoted to a critical comprehension of modernity which designs elements of the present by extrapolating the current technological state of society to the near future. It also explores the inevitability of technological changes in society, and the changes in social structure that these will entail.
The work explores a society in which people do not suffer from diseases, in which they live live a full spiritual and physical life - this is the ideal to which we aspire. It is a society that is economically self-regulating through "smart" algorithms based on neural networks and other mathematical and statistical algorithms that analyze big data, which, in turn, are provided by information operators and large social networks.
The project No Color, No Taste, No Odor, or Critical Update demonstrates one of the possible scenarios in which social networks will provide not only information and communication, not only the possibility of augmented reality, but also the physical distribution of various goods and services. One of these services is Critical Update, which is similar to updating the operating system of a smartphone or a computer, except that it applies to a person.
This is a utopian model of the functioning of the body, as the shell of our personality, which is constantly in need of repair, patches and replacement of worn-out blocks. Despite all the negative consequences of the current technological revolution, it has a definite plus, and it lies in the fact that a particular person has accumulated a lot of information to quickly update his body and keep it in working condition; all this information is not combined and scattered across the cloud repositories of various corporations and government agencies.
In this project, Chernyshev proposes to merge all this personal data and provide access to them by their rightful owner. This will provide a breakthrough in the field of efficient use of their own hidden opportunities, about which a person is not even aware. Based on the collected data, as well as data that supply autonomous diagnostic systems embedded in the body, an individual patch is made for each individual person.
The Critical Update itself is a gel that allows air to pass through and contains a set of nanobots that restore worn organs and tissues. The gel is introduced into the body by inhalation and absorption through the mucous membrane of the mouth, nose and eyes. Inhalation provides a direct hit into the blood through the lungs, and the circulatory system carries the specialized nanorobots to those organs and parts of the body for which they are responsible for restoring.