Devices for Hyper Polluted Futures

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Creator

Sean Harkin

Related Programs

Graduate Program in Digital Futures

Year

2019

Synopsis

This thesis project explores what types of devices humanity might build in order to breathe ambient air in hyper-polluted futures. One such device is the PERA - Personal Ecosystem Respirator Apparatus: a backpack-style wearable which contains the user’s personal-ecosystem to provide them with clean air through a respirator mask. Using the approach of speculative design, the intention is to highlight the consequences of our actions and inactions on climate change, and show a world in which we have failed to address the issues of air pollution and global warming.