Invisible Boxes is an exploration of the unexamined devices that can be found everywhere in the city: sensors, networking units, and other technological additions to the streetscape and urban fabric that are generally ignored and invisible to the public despite being in plain view, and when noticed, are almost entirely opaque and illegible.
The native peoples anticipated the much-touted sharing economy by a few centuries. While the current global crisis pushes capitalism towards an irreversible mutation, our vision of a post-capitalist future is remarkably similar to the pre-capitalist origins of indigenous America.
My kitchen is right next to my front door. At some point this fall, I realized I was constantly tense while cooking, and caught myself pausing periodically to see if somebody was at the door — because I can hear knocks on that door if I’m next to it, and very quiet, and I’m concentrating really hard.