HOW TO - SURF WITH A MOUSE reveals the uncertainty behind (web-)surfing by materialising the mechanical mouse’s actions into tangible objects. These exaggerated objects covered in black to symbolise the desire we seek in the glossy screen, while drawing the ambiguity between their anti-affordance and the context they are being re-used for. The physicality they add contrasts with the flatness of the screen and its gestural limitations. We have to physically scroll, click, and move around these over-sized components.
But, the question is – do we still actually (web-)surf? The genuine exploratory use of the Internet has been overshadowed by the never-ending feed and its algorithmic takeover. This project aims to layout the absurdity yet still exploratory aspect of digital culture, and its relationship with the addictiveness yet physicality of the gestures used.