Mirte is an interaction designer of digital and physical things. She is big on prototyping and likes to take electronics apart in her free time.
The most successful technological infrastructure is the least noticed. This phenomenon is called "black boxing." In the last decade our devices have turned into quite literal black boxes as the technology inside has changed from mechanical to electronic and continues to reduce in size. Only when the device breaks does the technology become visible to us again. The disruption opens the black box. But when the contents, hidden from view for so long, are so unfamiliar to us, do we even recognize the possibility of repair?
"Two or Three Things" is an exhibition that creates that disruption in our perception and opens the black box. It explores the technology inside of our devices, bringing attention back to that materiality and revealing what happens after we throw our technology out.