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Title: ACCEL - a social commentary on our accelerated culture inspired by critical design.
Authors: Toh, Jerome Peng Yao.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social change
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social behavior
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::General::Social aspects
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: From a young age we have been taught that we must make the most out of the time we have and we should strive to pack our daily schedules with meaningful activities. While living a fast-paced life makes a lot of economic sense, there are considerable negative effects of such a lifestyle. Social interactions and social connectedness, which are important for our psychological wellbeing, is reduced. Stress levels and depression levels soar due to a perceived lack of time. We grow increasingly impatient and associate people who perform their duties slowly with stupidity and our children are paying an increasingly high price for keeping up with the rushed lives we lead. Inspired by the attitudes of Dunne & Raby’s Critical Design, the project aims to raise awareness, spark debate and set the stage for people to reflect about how our pursuit of a faster and more efficient world is affecting us.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:ADM Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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