As a part of modern life, social media are shaping unique styles of communication with their particular interfaces. With the same features presented differently, the users often adapt their interaction and expression unknowingly. Yu-Chun Lo, inspired by this unknowing adaptation, wants to create an alternative way that makes users aware of how their behaviors are being structured and changed.
As offline communication often takes place with a shared meal, Lo designed a meal installation to reflect the app interface. Spoons that fill up every 30 seconds force the users to drink the soup to avoid overflow. Their interaction, interrupted consistently, is gradually regulated and necessary changes are made to accommodate the intervals. By imposing constraints on a meal, the interaction is disciplined and altered within a short amount of time. The users become aware of the fact that a new style of communication is adapted under the constraints.