Video calls suck, and have always sucked.
We’ve long known this truth, though as our opportunities for real human interaction evaporated like the national supply of hand sanitizer we somehow forced ourselves to forget it. No more. Welcome to the stage of quarantine where we invent elaborate ways to get out of Zoom calls.
Enter Marina Fujiwara and her latest creation. The Japan-based artist describes her work as “useless invention[s],” and her “emergency escape” button might fall into that category were it not for the fact that, my god, please we all need one.
“I made a machine that can escape from an online drinking party,” explained Fujiwara (translated by Twitter). Read more…