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Trash Track

A visualization simulated by E Roon Kang at SENSEable City Lab

A simulated visualization of garbage tracking by E Roon Kang at MIT's SENSEable City Lab

Researchers at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab have just launched Trash Track, a project that attaches tags to various pieces of garbage to electronically track their real-time movement through the city.  The goal is to “reveal the disposal process of our everyday objects and waste, as well as to highlight potential inefficiencies in today’s recycling and sanitation systems.”  The two cities being studied are New York and Seattle, with exhibits in both (at the Architectural League in New York) in September.

The Trash Trackers have also been keeping a blog about their process, and about waste disposal and management systems in general.

(via everydaytrash)

July 21, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , ,

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