Internet Kill Switch
antique knife switch, electronics
2019
This 14" antique knife switch turns my cell phone and internet service on and off. It takes lots of effort to use this switch. Not all interactions with technology should be "frictionless". Some decisions should be very deliberate and frictionful.

This project is possible because I live in a 19th century farmhouse in a rural area where there is no cell service without using a signal booster. While technology is central to my work, living this way allows me to reflect on my relationship with it from a distance. Being surrounded by the physical evidence of how ordinary people lived for the last 150 years gives me a palpable sense of time when thinking about the future.