Mathias Lam (mathiaslam)
Hochschule für Künste Bremen
Am speicher XI, 8
Digitale Medien B.A., Hochschule für Künste Bremen, 2011-2014
Digital Media M.A., Hochschule für Künste Bremen, 2014-2017
Master of Arts, 2017
Bachelor of Arts, 2014
Prof. Dennis Paul, Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick
year of making
Placebofied-Self is a series of hacked products which cause a placebo effect in its users.
By manipulating results of different tracking devices (such as a scale, a skipping rope or a running app) the user will either be contented or pushed to achieve better results.
"a beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient’s belief in that treatment."
The controller wirelessly syncs the placebo value with your cloud database using your home Wi-Fi network, so that all other devices easily & automatically receive the placebo value which will then be added to or substracted from the original value.