Media Art @ CIID | 2014
Client : Microsoft
As a part of the Microsoft Design Challenge 2014, the concept of Screaming Plastic was proposed to address the brief of “Making Sense of A Billion Sensors”.Drawing on current developments in printed electronics and alternative energies this project proposes a singular large scale event to address the growing problem of plastic pollution.Plastic bottle wrappers are augmented with sensors to generate noise disturbances upon contact with bodies of water. This project explored the possibilities of a billion sensors and the impact of such a large scale implementation on society.Screaming plastic aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and motivate action against it. Leveraging the existing proximity relationship between plastic trash and our environment we intend to create a language that allows the environment to communicate and vocalise its grievances to its inhabitants. In trash becoming audible we seek to create a public nuisance; beg intervention and add greater visibility to the problem of plastic pollution.
In collaboration with Arunima Singh, Kaitlyn Schwalje
Published by: sanghi