A space for shelter from mobile phones
DIGITAL SHELTER KIT focused in developed a shelter from scanscapes that provided not only a technical but also an aesthetic view to this mode of inhabitation in the context of the city. This proposal also provides a visual aid for inhabiting this new urban condition: a shelter that reveals the surveillance nature of our environment.
The proposal began during a visit to New York City, where a small 'safety zone' is marked on the platform as part of that city's subway security system. Whenever people stand inside this 'safety zone' they are monitored and 'protected' by CCTV cameras. A simple yellow line painted on the floor of each platform marks the boundaries of the electronic space that provides shelter to the user.