Step by step guide to picture 2 tons of waste

The MIT Media Lab “The Other Festival” and this activity were cancelled because of the Boston Marathon bombings. More info and participants web page. Updated April 8th 2013 We are working on the logistics for the Picturing 2 tons of waste installation. I’ve made an initial draft of how we want to proceed with the […]

How to picture 2 tons of waste?

Once in a while, the Recycling Department of the Cambridge Department of Public Works organizes a volunteer sorting of waste. A city truck collects a sampling of trash of residential buildings from a specific neighborhood. Trash gets sorted into different categories (cardboard, fibers, commingled, rigid plastics) and other trash to calculate the amount of waste […]