Purity introduces a wearable lie detector used as a daily fashion item. This tool is needed in a pandemic of lies, living in a post-truth time, with the competition oriented society as a big cause. We need to bring back the truth. How will relationships be shaped when honesty is the norm?
Lying is normalized nowadays. It has become a big part of everyday life. We live in a pandemic of deception. It is becoming easier to show a manipulated, dishonest image of ourselves to a large audience through all channels that we have at our disposal. We hide our true selves behind imaginative digital masks, which are also often worn in daily life. There is a common fear that everyone else has a better, more adventurous and more successful life. As performance pressures keeps increasing, we are more likely to lie about our capabilities and tend to hide our vulnerabilities.
Lucent and Stark are designed as an antidote to the pressure to keep our status high and the tendency to suppress our vulnerabilities. Purity shines light on the fakeness of society, in which authenticity and trust in each other is increasingly being overshadowed. This symptom has led to a crisis of trust and identity, requiring interventions that respond to society’s emotional needs to regain trust, strengthen intimacy and bonds, and enhance authenticity.
So how honest are you to yourself and to others?