The Reactionizer

What happens if you listen, think, and then respond?

 Photos by Vanessa Patchett

Photos by Vanessa Patchett

What is The Reactionizer?

BREAKING NEWS is breaking us! And to deal, we’ve gone tribal. Reacting quickly and sticking to our gut reactions, retweeting, heck yesing...whatever clears the slate fastest. But, what if we choose to focus, slow down, and take back control of how we respond?

What happens during the protocol?

Inside The Reactionizer you sit face to face with another human (scary!). The protocol encourages you to react quickly, and then increasingly slowly to arrive at a thoughtful reaction to a trending topic.

    The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people, but we’re now creating a surveillance society, where the smartest way to survive is to go back to being voiceless.
    Let’s not do that.
    — Jon Ronson, TEDGlobalLondon

    Design Week Portland 2018

    This project was made in collaboration with Rebecca Gates for Design Week Portland’s From A Whisper To Machines event.

    Thank you to The Social Media Factory’s employees Katie and Walton.