Can you buy a friend
Can you buy a friend | 2019
Can you buy a friend is an interactive short film that narrates the tensions between two friends navigating the social constructs of the modern, quantified digital era. It brings into perspective questions of unpaid emotional labor, giving vs. taking, as well as ideas of self-worth and valuation. Imagine a world where every thing has a price. How will our most intimate relationships play out? Users have the choice to dictate the path of the story and decide for themselves what they want the outcome of the story to be.
View film here.
Research Process & Experiments
My initial approach began with the investigation of the meaning of Valuation. What is Valuation? How does it differ across people? To investigate this personal meaning valuation, I conducted a few experiments and created a few prototypes to illustrate my research.
Credit: Mintaka Angell as Friend