Remember the “Earth: Materials for Design” exhibition that took place last year? Well it was recently turned into an iPad app. In the context of globalization and an age of massive consumption, the exhibition (and now the app) tries to re-frame our understanding of the flow of materials from a vantage point of design and science.
Unfortunately, I don’t own the device so I can’t test it out but it sounds really interesting. It’s free AND it’s in English and Japanese. So what do you have to lose? (If you do try it out I’d love to hear your feedback)
Not familiar with the exhibition? Below are some pictures of the show that ran from 2010.05.19～06.07 at the Miraikan in Tokyo.
Puddle by Ryuji Nakamura
Paper made from scraps by Naruse-Inokuma Architects
Form of Force by FT Architects
Metal & Wood cup by Akihiro Kumagaya
Earth Lounge by Mile Project