RAMBLER SHOES
Ricardo Nascilento, Tiago Martins
This project presents a pair of sneakers that make microblogging one step further by literally posting the wearer’s steps on a Tweeter account. Messages are comprised of repetitions of the word “tap” and “.” Respectively symbolizing the weaver’s steps and time in between these.
Rambler is a critical take on near-obsessive microblogging habits and elicits reflection on the personal nature, amount and usefulness of information generated everyday through blogging and social platforms such as Twitter. It aims to bring the practice of microblogging to one of many possible extremes, turning it into an automatic, thoughtless act of diffusing large amounts of slightly ambiguous, repetitive and arguably useless personal information.