Week 3

Dating Social Network Comes to Life

Stephanie Kwan

Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century

Joel Towers

Section: Juliana Cope

Global Now: Abstract

Headline: Dating Social Network Comes to Life

Date: 9/13/12

Source: Yahoo News

Abstract:

There are numerous online dating websites in this day. What makes this Parisian dating site different than the rest is that they play on the idea of feminism and utilizes the concepts of “buying” a boy toy. The dating site, AdopteUnMec.com, brought that idea and made it 3D when they opened up a pop-up shop showcasing different types of men in boxes resembling “Ken dolls”. The idea of adopting a guy is certainly playful with the reversal of roles, being that women were treated more like objects in history. However, there are offended commentators stating that it is still wrong, nonetheless and ideas of prostitution come to mind.

Link: http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/adopt-guy-parisian-pop-shop-sells-men-181500255.html

Global Issue: Social Networks

Primary Design Lens: Communication Design

Secondary Design Lens: Product Design

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