New Natural is a hypothesis based on what the future would be like if humans merged with technology, and how there may be potential risks if the digital and physical worlds fuse together. In an attempt to warn and educate users about technological mutations, New Natural is an educational campaign for the younger generations that allows them to immerse themselves into the ‘digital vs physical’ world in the form of Augmented Reality. New Natural acts as a commentary on the potential risks the mutating technology may have on human beings, and achieves this through opposing human beings and technology, as well as unifying the two.
Inspired by James Bridle’s New Aesthetic and glitch ontology, audiences will be introduced to glitch as a computational language that establishes errors within human-computer design. New Natural extends this artistic movement by comparing digital and reality through biology, and how the two may coincide and could potentially change what it means to be human in the future. This is exhibited through an Augmented Reality Application, accompanied by a website and promotional campaign. By experiencing a computational glitch in their own body, users could then consider whether becoming one with technology may have implications and what detrimental effects it poses on the future.