First things first, the mock Apple Store at Fueled Collective, an app development firm in Soho, doesn’t quite look like the version above that artist Evan Desmond Yee created off his successful Kickstarter campaign. But it has all the same gadgets and serves a similar purpose: a stinging contemporary on how society is addicted to technology and startup culture. On a visit to this scale-down version in the Fueled Collective headquarters in Soho, you’ll discover these “products” have unexpected names.
In the photo below, the #NoFilters glasses guarantee to let you see the world at your own resolution.
Below, the basic #iFlip is an iPhone attention timer using ground iPhones in the hourglass instead of sand.
Above is the Nocuous Rift, inspired by Oculus Rift. These, however, are modeled after the do-it-yourself knock-off homemade virtual reality goggles.
The large warehouse-like Fueled Collective offices are shared work space, which are rented out to start-ups in a collaborative environment, which puts you right next to your app developers and startup techies as you laugh or bemoan your way from the various Pinwheels of Death to the WeSync.
The mock Apple store installation is on view until mid-September, or you can explore the version first created by Yee online, on his website that also looks strangely like the Apple website. Fueled Collective is located at 568 Broadway, 11th floor, near Prince Street. Be sure to bring a government issued ID to enter the building. Hours are from 10 am to 6 pm.