Daniel Kison

Millennials Are Killing Everything: Daniel Kison

Daniel Kison

Four M.A.K.E. boxes, each with a customized photo and back-of-the box blurb.

A description of the project with context. Transcript:

It has become somewhat of an Internet trend for news and culture websites to claim that “millennials are killing x,” where “x” is anything from golf to diamonds. The authors behind these clickbait headlines are fearful of the current generation leaving their activities behind– an understandable fear– but the heavy-handedness of the articles have become a popular source of parody.

This is where my speculation begins: what happens to these institutions if millennials really do kill them off? Will anyone miss these expensive, exclusive, unhealthy, or unsustainable activities? Certainly not the millennials themselves.My own experience shows that the desire for these past events will most likely come from the post-millennial generation, nostalgic for a lifestyle that they have only seen and heard about.

M.A.K.E. simulations are designed to fill that gap, providing near-perfect virtual reality reconstructions of these dead experiences based off of data captured in the present to the near future. The software is represented as a scannable code, then boxed and branded with a slightly tongue-in-cheek livery, ready to be downloaded to the personal virtual reality headsets of the post-millennial generation.

The Past Shouldn’t Stay Dead.