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WARIS AHLUWALIA

 

ON: TECHNOLOGY

Waris Ahluwalia is a designer, actor and the founder of House of Waris. Based in New York, Ahluwalia is part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and frequently collaborates with notable brands and artists.

photographs
Albert Watson

creative direction
Melissa Jones

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WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TECHNOLOGY TODAY?

My relationship to technology is of reluctance. Knowing full well it’s something I need, knowing full well it has improved the general quality of my life, I’m still hesitant to embrace it with open arms.

“Ah, when to the heart of man

 Was it ever less than a treason

To go with the drift of things,

 To yield with a grace to reason,

And bow and accept the end

 Of a love or a season?”

- Robert Frost

 

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANY PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Currently I’ve got a team of quantum physicists working on a worm hole-like device that will allow me to travel through time and space in milliseconds. We’re getting close.

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IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT HOW WE LIVE WITH TECHNOLOGY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Make it disappear. 

 

WHAT IS THE DEVELOPMENT THAT YOU LOOK FORWARD TO THE MOST?

Time travel of course. There are so many concerts I’ve missed over the centuries.

 

IN THIS TIME OF RAPID CHANGE, IS THERE SOMETHING OLD SCHOOL YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF?

Letter writing. 

 

 

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