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Digital Debris: Visualizing the Future of Global E-Waste

Ahmed, Samaa (2018) Digital Debris: Visualizing the Future of Global E-Waste. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Ahmed, Samaa
Abstract:

A growing excess of electronic waste (e-waste) is being produced worldwide due to sudden changes in technology and media, falling prices of digital devices, and planned technological obsolescence. The focus of my thesis project is to create an immersive experience where audiences are confronted by the scope of, and the urgent need to better address, e-waste issues on a global scale. Using principles of critical design, I have created a series of vignettes that allow users to visualize the tangible and complex connections between familiar digital devices, and the overall lifecycle of e-waste.

Date: April 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-waste, virtual reality, immersion, 360 video, critical design, design futurescaping, speculative fabulation, postcolonial feminism, postcolonial ecocriticism, transcorporeality.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 16:55
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 16:55
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2252

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