Disgust Trigger


Disgust Trigger is a demonstration of a belief that current forms of ubiquitous technology need to be questioned, even prodded, in order to reveal their true effects. The design language of these technologies includes words like pristine, amnesic (not showing any history of the use of the object), and desire-able; could this language be augmented to include mold-able, imperfect and essense-full?


An iPhone SE stands on a steel frame with its innards removed and replaced with black Jelly. Opposite this a robot arm is positioned in such a way that, when the arm performs a prodding motion, will touch the black jelly, causing the jelly to deform. With each prod the arm moves further into the phone, eventually causing the jelly to split and deform, creating clumps of torn jelly on the surface of the iPhone.