Diploma project, ECAL 2021
in BACHELOR MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN
by Ignacio Pérez
Teacher(s): Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio
In 2020, we reached a tipping point with the mass of man-made artefacts exceeding the biomass on our planet. This is mainly due to an economic system of manufacturing and consumption where the overabundance of objects has become the norm.
Overloaded.supply is a semi-autonomous system that exploits the control of creation algorithms in order to question current patterns of design, production and legislation. To do so, the installation allows users, via a physical interface, to control an intangible, invisible and vast universe of objects where they can take possession of them through a fictitious patent document. This document will be stored on a dedicated website that acts as a repository of already protected objects that may or may not be produced.