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DISENGAGED DINING by wilson419 DISENGAGED DINING by wilson419
medium:
Sterling Silver, Anodized Aluminum, LCD Screens, Electronics

dimensions:
5" x 5" x .5"

year completed:
2007

description:
I saw this piece as a foreboding prototype for Apple. As hybrid utensils, this four-piece set of machined iSpork flatware is an exploration into the theme of technological dehumanization. Like most aspects of our lives, I unfortunately see meal times as one of the last sacred communal human rituals inexorably earmarked for technological overhaul too.

*Note:
I guess I did not realize how popular these would wind up being, so I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has posted a kind reply to them and to the 2 DA members responsible for making them the DD today (I just figured out what that meant, lol) Thank you so much for your interest in them! I'll try to address some of the questions people have had but forgive me if I don't get to everybody.

-Calen
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Given 2008-02-16
~wilson419 is new to dA and already has impressive gallery. DISENGAGED DINING has an unique concept and as the artist states in the description "Like most aspects of our lives, I unfortunately see meal times as one of the last sacred communal human rituals inexorably earmarked for technological overhaul too." ( Suggested by Loucife and Featured by Myana )
:iconleui:
are..... are these reall.... xD....???
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:iconwilson419:
Yes, sort of, this isn't a painting or a 3D digital model. I mean, you can physically touch them, thay exist, but they don't really work; think of them more as a demonstration model or a mock-up. I made them as an art project, but there is no actual "Apple iSpork" or anything like that...so far as I know ;)
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:iconleui:
Ahhhh!!~~ xD!
that's still cool though!!! :D!

haha so do u like used one of it before during ur meal? haha xD
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:iconwilson419:
:) No, I never actually ate off of them, they aren't really dishwasher safe or anything...
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:iconfelicianovargas-san:
Yay Dinner as one now! this is really cool!
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:iconkuraiaoi:
KuraiAoi Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
.... I want one D:
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:iconartsee1:
Artsee1 Oct 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Too cool! Great job!! Looks very professional :)


I hope you don't mind, I featured this in my journal [link]
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:iconwilson419:
Not at all, thanks for the kind words!
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:iconneg0ne:
Neg0ne Apr 27, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I want one :3
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