'Faith Condition' by Lukas Franciszkiewicz Challenges Digital Need

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: • References: frnkwz.de and yankodesign
'Faith Condition' by Lukas Franciszkiewicz is an experiment revolving around the evolution of tradition and religion in face of growing technological dependence.

Franciszkiewicz's website describes him as "subversive product-based designer and researcher, experimenting in the fields of speculative interaction design." Playing off the sense of security and confidence that individuals feel towards their electronic devices, 'Faith Condition' exposes society's reliance on automated functions and digital interactions.

One of the sculptures in this collection is a mounted camera attached to a cord that the user places on a pedestal which they then kneel down upon in a ritualistic manner. The experience combines traditional religious-based practices with modern technological dependency. According to the artist, the interaction encourages individuals to question just "how does implicit trust in technological products changes our behaviour and moral?"