My name is Vytautas Jankauskas. I am an artist and designer intrigued by the visual and sociocultural dissonances brought about or amplified through consumer technologies. My work is meant to intercept, interrogate, and occasionally lobotomize devices as they quietly inhabit our homes.
Unfamiliar Convenient is set to challenge the limits of smart home objects in order to introduce a range of peculiar behaviors. The first inquiry in an envisioned series studies the relationship between a voice assistant and a vacuum cleaner. The project aims to draw a clearer distinction between the two often coupled definitions, the "internet of things" and "the smart home", as a prerequisite to imagine alternatives for dominant servitude-driven relationships with everyday technologies. What if domestic appliances were to be considered a species?+ +
Cached engages with the repercussions of our individual online presence. Our online personality is cached, used to create a digital model of each of us to learn as much as possible. The Cached experience gives you a glimpse at how algorithms have learned to view us and the assumptions they make.+ +