Time Wanderer

  • Design Statement
    Time Wanderer is a speculative design project exploring the future of time travel. The project invites people to reflect on present-day situations related to international travel and imagine how time boundaries might be regulated and controlled in the future.
  • The project organizes thought experiments and speculations related to the concept of time border by branding Time Wanderer, a time travel agency that protects the boundaries of time and processes travelers at time customs, and by modeling the experience of passing through the time customs in 2089.
  • Time Wanderer's Kinetic Logo
  • Kinetic Signage
  • There are two major components in this project. The welcome video introduces Time Wanderer and time travel, and streamlines the time customs entry process; The check-in kiosk inspects visitors by asking a group of questions related to their identities and time trips, and gives back a specific result message (admitted, rejected, or undetermined) based on their answers. Together they bring up the idea of time boundary, echo with real-world situations, speculate how time travelers’ experiences might be, and facilitate people’s imaginations about the future.
  • Welcome Video Projection on Thesis Exhibition
  • Welcome Video
  • By involving thought experiments and fictions related to the concept of time border control in the questions and result messages in the check-in kiosk system, Time Wanderer aims to facilitate people’s thinkings and discussions about where the concept might be leading. Please go to timewanderer2089.com and learn your status.
  • Check-In Kiosk
  • Questions and Result Messages
  • Gallery Label
  • Takeaway Cards
  • Thesis Review