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Department of Digital Remains thesis

Contributed by Anjali Nair on May 12th, 2021. Artwork published in .
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    The Department of Digital Remains is a fictional federal agency that keeps a tab on all your virtual actions which will determine your fate in the digital afterlife. This is my thesis project for the Maryland Institute College of Art.

    In an age of immortal digital presences, this is a speculative look at what happens to our online selves after we die. This project uses design fiction to examine digital lives through the lens of digital death while trying to answer the question: If we have found ways to treat physical remains of the departed with dignity, why not digital remains?

    To create a visual language of a future bureaucracy, the choice of typefaces were IBM Plex Sans and IBM Plex Mono. The variable fonts Bandeins Strange and Bandeins Sans were added to bring in to humanize and complement the automated feel of the IBM Plex family.

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    • IBM Plex Mono
    • IBM Plex Sans
    • Bandeins Sans
    • Bandeins Strange

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    1 Comment on “Department of Digital Remains thesis”

    1. Beautiful. Especially the poster design. I rlly love the font combination. Nice!

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