A commentary about the role of the Internet in forming interpersonal connections

The collapsible system creates an artificial connection between two people. This represents how technology and the internet have become massive platforms for social exchange and are on their way to replacing in-person contact.
By using two self-built controllers, people have the choice to move emblematic hands back and forth on gears. The hands can touch in the middle but never fully reach the other person's side, representing how the internet gives us autonomy and anonymity.