Screaming plastic aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and motivate action against it. This project is a provocative take on how callous we are to react towards our environmental catastrophe.
Leveraging the existing proximity relationship between plastic trash and our environment we intend to create a language that allows the environment to communicate and vocalize 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.
What would you do if you had a billion sensors?
Would you find new and interesting ways to measure your environment? Would you optimise the efficiency of a household, a neighborhood, or a city? Would you try and change the world?
World with billion sensor and how would we make sense out of it was a design brief by Microsoft during the one week course of Interactive spaces at CIID.
How it works ?
Drawing on current developments in printed electronics and alternative energies we propose a singular large scale event to address the growing problem of plastic pollution. Screaming plastic is our proposed intervention. Plastic bottle wrappers are augmented with sensors to generate noise disturbances upon contact with bodies of water. During the week, we explored the possibilities of a billion sensors and the impact such a large scale implementation could have on society.
Teammates: Akarsh Sanghi, Kaitlyn Schwalje
Context: CIID’s Interactive Space Course
Faculty: Dannis Paul and Jacob Sikker Remin