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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)

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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

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Simon Perkins
23 DECEMBER 2008

Skin cancer campaign using self-destructing paint designed to illustrate the dramatic effects of sun exposure

"BBDO Auckland разработало оригинальный креатив для клиники Shire Skin Cancer Clinic, которая занимается проблемами рака кожи в Австралии. Особая технология наружной рекламы, использующая выгорающие на солнце краски, позволила разбить кампанию на 2 флайта. Изначально на принтах изображены люди, принимающие солнечные ванны. Но уже через несколько дней краска выгорает, создавая впечатление, что персонажи сгорели на солнце. Слоган: 'Смотрите, как тысячи австралийцев умирают каждый год'."

(AdMe.ru)

[anti skin cancer billboard campaign was created by Colenso BBDO (New Zealand) in 2001 for Australia's Shire Skin Cancer Clinic. The billboards showed images of Australian's enjoying the sun beside the caption 'watch how a thousand Australians die every year'. The murals were painted with special self–destructing paint designed to illustrate the dramatic effects of sun exposure.]

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Simon Perkins
03 JANUARY 2004

Jean Tinguely: the self-destroying machine

The Dennis Cooper Gallery published a written record of the event; it includes the memory of fellow artist Billy Klüver

"The piano began playing. Jean had reversed the belt for his big meta–matic painting machine which was the centre piece. The painting on the long roll of paper was supposed to spill out over the audience. I could very easily have reversed the belt, but he took my arm away and said 'Don't touch, Billy.' He had decided that whatever happened should happen. Some time later the weather balloon was supposed to blow up and explode but there was not enough gas in the gas tank we had bought, so it ended up hanging limply. The piano on the right side had a candle on the keyboard which in the third minute was lighted by an overheating resistor. Three minutes later a bucket of gasoline above the candle was tipped over and the piano began to burn gloriously while it was furiously playing away.A small bassinet had been filled with ammonia. When I closed the switch to start the machine, Robert Breer's task was to pour titanium tetrachloride into it. The combination of ammonia and titanium tetrachloride produces, as you all know, white... in this case white smoke, which poured out of the bassinet, until it finally engulfed the specially invited, elegantly dressed audience. It was all over in 27 minutes. The audience applauded and descended on the wreckage for souvenirs. Jean called the event 'Homage to New York."

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1960 • Billy Kluver • Dennis Cooper Gallery • homageHomage to New YorkJean Tinguelymachinemeta-maticsNorth American artistpianoself-destroyingsouvenir • wreckage
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