I was going to nickname this something along the lines of Flowmaster but then I realized that was sort of… inappropriate if you know what I mean. What this project IS titled is “Go with The Flow.” What it does is control the amount of email communication you get via a real-world water container and valve system. Depending on the amount of communication you wish to receive from any group of sources, you loosen the valve accordingly. Keep them spam mails all corked up!
This project functions as a… whatever you’d like to call it… a “message” piece of work. I’m really tired of people copping out, calling everything they can’t explain a piece of “art,” so this isn’t art, its an Industrial Design Message piece.
You’ve got these tubes (irony) that fill with water, more and more depending on how many emails are coming at you. When you want to receive those emails, you loosen the valve a little bit, and bam, you get some of those emails. You can loosen it a little bit and let one or two through, or loosen it all the way and you’ll get them all.
What you do with the water, how you get it in the system, that’s not important to this bit of work. It’s what the system is doing that matters most. And then there’s one more thing:
It’s made on a Mac computer. I don’t support any one brand of computers, but Apple, my whole life in working with computers, has always been known to the people in my social groups, as an easy, simple, no bones involved computer. I think this project is, in a small way, indicative of how that way of thinking is being blurred. Do awesome projects on any computer.
The world is your oyster. Use water to get email. Go wild!
Designer: Filippo Cuttica