Repurposing Electronics

According to the Dead Media Research Lab there are 250 million media technologies discarded every year. The lab proposes creative research into the intelligent repurposing and reuse of these devices. The lab's goal is to rethink and challenge the mindset of “planned obsolescence" of consumer electronics. In addition, the lab believes that studying historical forms of media is useful in understanding the dynamics of how older communication technologies shift, change and remediate over time (DMRL 2012).

Visit the lab to read more about the politics and issues around electronic waste as well as getting info on some really cool re-purposing projects - http://www.conceptlab.com/deadmedia/

Keywords: e-waste repurposing upcycling

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