An interesting project and approach towards technology that reflects very well the spirit of my previous post on recycling consumed technological artifacts. This researcher at IDII designed a disposable mobile phone that once finished its life-cycle can be buried in the soil. At that point, the materials that constitute the object are ecologically assimilated.

The Bakedbits objects are intentionally ambiguous. Using food as the design material for the electronic devices (body, shell, buttons), they intend to create a tension in our stereotyped assumptions of the properties of an electronic object (use of plastic, water resistant, toxic, very defined shape, throwaway), and in how food should be presented (hygienic, packaged, ephemeral validate, organic). This ambiguity stimulates thinking about these assumptions by offering the possibility of skepticism or belief in the object without constraining it to a specific answer. At the same time, it makes more evident some aspects of the relationship between the user and the object that didn’t become contradictory despite the different contexts.


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