Ecological Strangers
Web Design + Development
Graphic Design

A customised anti-productivity chrome extension aimed at helping people break free from the landscape of productivity and overcome a state of species loneliness, a feeling of disconnection from nature. Every hour, the extension infiltrates one’s browser to engage one with various pop-ups and soundscapes of nameless, local natural species.

The erotic visual language is designed not only to suggest our perilously profound ignorance of natural ecologies and also to be visually arresting. Two seemingly unrelated subjects, sex workers and natural species, share an unexpected commonality; they are strangers whom we tend to ignore, and yet they are always available to interact with us nearby.

Ecological Strangers invites people to speculate on an alternative scenario: What will happen if we all collectively resist a profit-driven technology landscape and start planting our attention in nature? Would downtime be still viewed as a missed opportunity?