Good books/articles/websites she recommended
- Electronic Wasteland
- Bodies of Planned Obsolescence
- Semiconductor Films
- Unknown Field Division
- Re-thingifying Internet
- Sims Municipal
- Inside Sims Education Center p1
- Inside Sims Education Center p2
Other notes or reflection
She was extremely great at helping me take a step back and reflect on what it is I want people to take away from this project? As opposed to making a speculative project (something I feel uncomfortable doing anyways), the nudge was to make a connection and create validity amongst the community at the forefront of e-waste. Ultimately, whose attention am I trying to get and what are the takeaways I want people to have? Is awareness even the issue? How to make changes in habit? Also, she has the most spot-on references. So much gratitude for her.
Other self-reflective questions and notes to think through:
- What is the best strategy for learning?
- Nudges to stay away from speculative art as it will be harder for the waste community + experts to take me seriously this way
- Can I trace the emotional journey that I went through since I began my research?
- What happens to the products after sorting? This is just something I should find out.
- Outreach campaign on the appropriate ways to dispose?
- What happens to recycling after sorting in NYC?
- What is the effective/affective outcome that I want? I should think outcomes and work backwards
- Issues with using the microscope as a metaphor for looking closer in this context
- Semiconductor fields: beautiful films that explain scientific concepts
- But the question remains…what next?
- What am I trying to achieve?
- Awareness; change habits?
- Who is this for?
- For kids? If so, need to know protocol
- Why are you asking people to care?
- What’s the next generation of recycling?
- Is there really a value in seeing this arc of life to death?
- Ask the experts, ask LES ecology, ask SIMS Recycling Center.