The Technological Ruins of the iPhone X



The symbols of The Technological Ruins 




‘Magical Machines’ visual essay 

‘The Technological Ruins of the iPhone X’ is an MA research project exploring the magical metaphor commonly associated with digital technology. This is often due to our limited knowledge about our devices inner workings.

It reveals the hidden internal components of an iPhone X and reimagines them as symbols inspired by Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

A new language is created, visualising the volume button, earpiece speaker, lightning connector and flashlight components and the invisible process for each function they perform. It creates intrigue into what is actually inside our black box devices as well as how they work.