4M.surfaces
CATEGORY: DIGITAL MATERIALS
BY NICOLAI CARLSON + ELIZABETH GREENE + MEGAN CLEVENGER


HUMAN DEPENDENCE ON DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE HAS ACTIVATED AN INCREASED PACE OF MATERIAL OBSOLESCENCE. INEVITABLY, THIS AFFECTS CYCLES OF CONSUMPTION WITH AN EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN ELECTRONIC WASTE MAKING IT THE FASTEST GROWING WASTE STREAM ON EARTH. THIS EMERGENCE HAS ENABLED A NEW DIGITAL DOMESTICITY WHERE POPULAR RECYCLED MATERIALS ARE REDEFINED AS FACADES, INTERIOR FINISHES, AND FURNITURE AS A VENEER COMPOSITION. OUR PROJECT ESTABLISHES A FACILITY WHERE USERS CAN DESIGN AND VISUALIZE THEIR NEW DIGITAL DOMESTICITY. BYPRODUCTS OF DIGITAL CONSUMPTION AND WASTE ARE REPLICATED IN OUR VENEER SELECTIONS. QUALIFICATIONS OF A VENEER PALETTE ARE: EASY ASSEMBLAGE, INTERCHANGEABLE, AND AFFORDABLE. WITHIN THE SHOWROOMS, USERS CAN INTERACT WITH THESE MATERIALS AND VIEW HOW THEY ADAPT TO CONTOURS, CURVES, AND EDGES. THE SPACE COMPLIMENTS SHOW FOR BOTH “REAL” MATERIALS FROM THE “DIGITAL” USER EXPERIENCES, SUCH AS A TEXTURED VENEER OR AN AR COMPONENT.


SITUATION STUDIO  TAUBMAN COLLEGE  FACULTY: LAIDA AGUIRRE   DANIEL JACOBS  STEVEN LAURITANO    
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