U.S. petrochemicals giant Dow Inc and the Singapore government said they were transforming old sneakers into playgrounds and running tracks. Reuters put that promise to the test by planting hidden trackers inside 11 pairs of donated shoes. Most got exported instead.
TOTeM was a three-year collaborative research project which will investigate the potential for the technologies behind the ‘internet of things’ to be used to store memories in a digital form. By associating peoples’ stories to objects through the use of QR codes and RFID tags, memories can become attached to possessions, allowing others to read them and better understand their importance. The project aims to provide a social platform in which the value of an object can be increased through the attachment of memory, encouraging people to not to throw away items, but instead reuse and retain them.
Tales of Things
Edinburgh College of Art
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The Internet of Things (IoT) and ubiquitous computing are leading to an increase in objects with a short lifespan - either through breakage, “bricking” by the manufacturer, or discontinued use by the owner. This website documents a virtual workshop that took place as part of ACM DIS 2020, which explored how the configuration of values (e.g., functional, emotional, sentimental and environmental) designed into IoT objects influences the end-user practices of disposal, recycling and upcycling after these objects become defunct or obsolete. Through this lens, we considered potential design strategies that can be instilled during the process of design, to support the continuity of the material life of IoT objects after their “death”.
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That’s the inherent problem of automation: Once you replace a skilled worker with a computer-controlled robot, it’s very hard to go back.