ITP Summer Camp 2010: MAKERS KNOW WHAT'S IN YOUR STUFF

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ITP Summer Camp 2010: MAKERS KNOW WHAT'S IN YOUR STUFF

  1. 1. MAKERS: MAKE WITH BETTER STUFF <ul><li>NYU ITP SUMMER CAMP </li></ul><ul><li>JEN VAN DER MEER </li></ul>
  2. 2. SO, YOU ARE A MAKER
  3. 3. WHY IS IT THAT… WE HAVE MORE ACCESS TO PRODUCT INFO THAN EVER BEFORE
  4. 4. AND YET
  5. 5. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S IN THIS STUFF
  6. 6. OR HOW THIS GOT SHIPPED
  7. 7. OR WHY WE FAILED TO UNDERSTAND THE RISK OF THIS THING
  8. 8. WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
  9. 9. AS MAKERS, KNOW WHAT’S IN THE STUFF YOU MAKE AS ITP CAMPERS, CREATE TOOLS + SYSTEMS SO THAT WE CAN ACCESS TRUTH ABOUT IMPACTS AND RISKS
  10. 10. BECAUSE THIS WAY ISN’T WORKING
  11. 11. THE MAKER’S SPHERE OF INFLUENCE MAKER FREEDOM AND POSSIBILITY TO INFLUENCE CUMULATIVE LOCK IN OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT INTO PRODUCTION COSTS OF CHANGING DESIGN TIME HIGH
  12. 12. 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KNOW WHAT YOU MAKE <ul><li>Easy  Hard </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1. ASK THE MAKER DIRECTLY
  14. 14. 2. GET THE MSDSHEETS
  15. 15. 3. SEE IF SOMEONE HAS PUT IT ON SOURCEMAP
  16. 16. 4. SEE WHAT THE NGOs HAVE DUG UP
  17. 17. 5. SEE IF A JOURNALIST HAS SNUCK INTO THE FACTORY
  18. 18. 6. CALL SOMEONE AT THE COMPANY USING THIS ANALOG DEVICE.
  19. 19. DESIGN MINING REFINE MANUFACTURE RETAIL USE LANDFILL REUSE RECYCLE 7. SEE IF ANYONE HAS PUBLISHED A LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS
  20. 20. LCA OF TROPICANA OJ
  21. 21. SOURCE: MARKS AND SPENCER LC LCA OF COTTON BRIEFS
  22. 22. SOURCE: Group5 Stockhom LCA OF PORK VS. TOFU
  23. 23. 8. USE AN XRF ANALYZER TO TEST FOR TOXINS
  24. 24. 9. ORGANIZE TO CHANGE LEGISLATION
  25. 25. 10. MAKE IT FROM SCRATCH
  26. 26. “ THE EFFORT INVOLVED IN THE BUILDING PROCESS IS A CRUCIAL INGREDIENT IN THE PROCESS OF FALLING IN LOVE WITH OUR OWN CREATIONS…” “ GREATER LABOR LEADS TO GREATER LOVE.” FROM: THE UPSIDE OF IRRATIONALITY – DAN ARIELY
  27. 27. 1. UNION SQUARE HONEY, ETSY JEWELRY PARTS, ARDUINO 2. SOURCES FOR MSDS 3. SOURCEMAP 4. GREENPEACE CLOUD COMPUTING 5. SOUTHERN WEEKLY 6. VINTAGE ANALOG PHONE 7. LCA RESOURCES: DESIGN STAGE – SUSTAINABLE MINDS (subscription) ECONOMIC INPUT/OUTPUT - ECO-LCA (free) HEAVY DUTY- PRE.NL (software license, data license) 8. XRF ANALYZER RENTAL PROGRAM 9. ACTIVISM AGAINST TOXINS 10. THE TOASTER PROJECT BY THOMAS THWAITES SOURCES

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