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Which clippings match 'Impermanence' keyword pg.1 of 1
12 AUGUST 2013

A proof of concept of technology which is born to die

"John Rogers is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the university. Rogers says the goal of the 'born to die' program is to design transient technology that can dissolve at the end of its useful life, thus saving space in landfills and reducing waste. The research team isn't there yet. But it has designed a chip built on a thin film of silk that dissolves when hit with water."

(Associated Press)



applied research • Associated Press • born to die • design innovationdesign intelligencedesign responsibilitydisposable consumption • dissolvable materials • e-wasteelectronicsend of lifeimpermanenceinorganic refuse • John Rogers • material interventionsmaterial worldmaterials sciencenew materialsobsolescenceproof of conceptself-destroyingself-destructing • silk • thin filmthrow-away • transient tech • transient technology • University of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • useful life • water soluble


Simon Perkins
09 JUNE 2004

Throw-away Architecture

"After twenty years, the style is outdated, the need has changed, the function is obsolete, so the form has become inefficient and unnecessary, so there is simply no need for anything to last more than twenty years. With the increasing dependence on graphics programs and websites, impermanence is the expected—in no other industry than computers is there such rapid turnover for product design. State–of–the–art software becomes outdated in two years, websites often change by the day. No one wants let alone expects permanence in anything that is designed. The consumer age welcomes throw–away design."

(Megan Arendt)

Archigram's theories revived: cyberarchitecture


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