As the true cost of our consumption lies in tomorrow, today’s misuse and mismanagement leads to an exhausted and polluted planet in 2030.
Set in 2030, Material Legacy is a speculative project in which researchers cooperate with a deep learning algorithm to make the full lifecycle of products visible to consumers via augmented animations. A positive impact on our collective decisions is inspired through the immediate experience of long-term material intelligence. The visual information layer added to objects generates a desirable sustainable aesthetic, enabling people to encounter the true legacy of particular materials, promoting new ways of sustainable living.
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Laboratory provided by Open Cell London.
Royal College of Art Show 2019
Material Legacy draws attention to the actual capacities and potentials behind material lifetimes.
‘One of the most significant aspects of material intelligence is that it can help us to make better choices about how we live on the planet.’ – Glenn Adamson
Sound Christofer James
Voice Silvana Maimone
Technical Support Thomas Deacon
Cast Ashley Zhang
Andrew Dhesi, Elisa Frenay,
Annabella Randel, Felix Scholder,
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