(Video link here.) This cool little video will open your eyes to the treasures that lie hidden inside the mobile phone you hold in your hand daily, especially precious metals, which are a limited resource. What’s In My Stuff? is an interdisciplinary research project which brings together scientists and artists to explore public awareness of the rare and precious minerals and chemical elements used in the everyday objects we all own and use. It asks:
Do you know what’s in the stuff you use every day?
Do you know where the minerals in your things come from, how they’re extracted and how much is left on our planet?
Do you know how often do you discard something rare and precious without even realizing it?
And it shows you some of the beautiful objects that can be made from the salvaged innards of phones and other devices, like the jewelry by designer Maria Hanson who “reclaims, de-constructs, transforms and relocates material knowledge and fragments from mobile phones. They highlight the way selected fragments are reworked and relocated; transforming the discarded into something precious and jewel-like.”
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