RCA SHOW 2012

Shing Tat Chung

Design Interactions


A Superstitious Briefcase

Wood and mixed media


Illogical Logic

In times of instability and recession, as a society, we become a whole lot more superstitious. Rituals and irrationalities begin to emerge from the private sphere to infect larger and more surprising infrastructures. The US economy, for example, can lose up to $2.4 billion/year because of the fear of the number 13. The Design Research Platform looks at and investigates a world in which our superstitions start to control our actions and society. By extrapolating a trend in which our levels of superstition are rising, how can we cater for such irrationalities? This project proposes three suitable services:

A Superstitious Fund
A Manual for a Uncanny Trading Floor
How to Value a Ghost

The Superstitious Fund is a live one-year experiment that invites the audience to invest in an uncanny trading robot. So far investors from over 35 different cities around the world has invested over £3,500. The automated robot will trade and live on the stock market, purely on the belief of numerology and in accordance to the moon. At the end of the trading experiment, the value will be distributed back to the investors at a profit or loss.



+44 (0)7789 886 625

info@shingtatchung.com

www.shingtatchung.com

www.superstitiousthoughts.com

www.asuperstitiousfund.com


Supported by: Microsoft Research, MS and Trading-Gurus.com, GDP Capital


CV

Degrees

BA, Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, 2010; Exchange, Fine Art, Frankfurt Staedelschule, 2008; Foundation Diploma, Art, Loughborough University School of Art and Design, 2006

Experience

Design internship, Troika, London, 2011; Studio manager assistant, Slade School of Fine Art, London, 2007–10

Exhibitions

Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; What If..., Beijing Design Triennial, National Museum of China, 2011; Never in a Million Years, Folkestone Triennial, 2011

Awards

Winner, Microsoft Research, 2012; Shortlisted, Deustche Bank Awards & Future of Money, 2012; Nomination, Design Interaction, PrixArs Electronica, 2012