Serendipity in Social Networking

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. For designer Hoang Nguyen, it came from Orwell’s “1984”. He noticed similarities with modern social networking. Abstractly, we can use a social network like Facebook in a “big brother” type of way. Question is, is there a way for surveillancing to be experienced equally? Would we all be jaded and freely living socially? Hit the jump and watch the video. Thoughts?


Designer: Hoang M Nguyen

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  • Peter Do says:

    Very nice!

  • Meira says:

    This is good.

  • Jon says:

    What sets this apart is unclear…

  • @teaDorian says:

    Sounds good, as an accessory to iPhone.

  • Eddd222 says:

    My phone does the same

  • Aurel says:

    Very very well!

  • designer says:

    There is something wrong with the sound…if you listen careful the sound in background are some kids playing with a ball outside…
    This is not good for the marketing…if all kids will have this device do you think they will have time to play with the ball?
    You should put some “facebook” music in the end…

    • Hello. says:

      It sounds like traffic too, but i presume that's the idea.
      By simulating an informal environment like a cafe or park, it shows that the product is more fun than serious, and is a social device designed to help you interact with people around you, rather than something you use when you're on your own.

  • Dave says:

    Can anybody BUY anything on here? If so, where? How? This actually sounds really dope ! Annnnd yuh, I want one. Depending on the price, warranty, colors, and the longevity of its battery life.

  • Dave says:

    Can anybody BUY anything on here? If so, where? How? This actually sounds really dope ! Annnnd yuh, I want one. Depending on the price, warranty, colors, and the longevity of its battery life.

  • prbhu says:

    very nice…

  • jake says:

    This could easily be made into a wristwatch as well to enhance convenience. Awesome idea.

  • Gary says:

    It is really very interesting Design.

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