Brian Sutherland is a PhD ABD student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information studying sustainable design as applied to information practices. As part of his dissertation Brian has assembled a collection of about a hundred solar energy harvesting information providing devices and has written a history of their design and sustainable aspects, which is forthcoming. The speculative designs in this workshop present 'response objects' to these past devices. They have been tested over several years, blending modern sustainable electronics with revival design aesthetics and solarpunk DIY making.
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