THERO symbolizes the precious and sacred essence of our digital privacy. Its geometric and clean shape, reminiscent of a talisman, goes beyond mere material qualities; it encapsulates the intrinsic value of the right to digital privacy. This piece creates a space for reflection, prompting the user to be mindful of when their information travels as part of data traffic.
This heavy sculpture houses a device that can block and/or encrypt our digital communications through direct interaction between the user and the object. With a twist in its structure, THERO adeptly manages our digital interactions with the outside world, making us physically and tangibly aware of how we utilize the network. We can choose invisibility, operating without an obvious connection, in situations where privacy and anonymity are essential.
THERO is the Project winner of the research grant NEXT THINGS 2016 from LABoral art and industrial creation center and Telefónica I+D.
Next Things, Next Starts. LABoral, Gijón/Xixón, Spain.
From 15.12.17 to 18.3.18
All Changes Saved. Casal Solleric, Palma, Spain.
From 21.8.18 to 6.1.19
Design, hardware, software & production: Román Torre & Ángeles Angulo
Special thanks to: Ramón Sanguesa, Pau Waelder, Paloma G.Díaz