Hilo: Re:tag is a unique tagging system t
Re:tag is a unique tagging system that enhances the emotional connection between individuals and products while encouraging responsible re-use of discarded objects.
Individuals wishing to get rid of appliances, furniture, and clothes will leave a voice message on a database describing the story of the to-be discarded product. A costumed tag with a unique ID and telephone number will then be placed on the object before being disposed of on the street. Dialing the instructed number, neighbors or passerbys will hear the voice message, getting qualitative information about the product. By fostering trust in the object, locals are more likely to re-use it, thus reducing the overall waste within the community.
Profile and Background
I am a Mexican artist and interactive designer living in New York. My fascination for the infinite forms of communication has made me a longtime student of culture, technology, and art. I use technology to create new interfaces for self-expression. My projects range from building emotional clocks to designing shoes that make sounds at each step, from creating voice applications capturing data for social development projects to producing face books. I hold a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU). I received my bachelor’s degree in Communication Science in Monterrey, Mexico.
Profiles of potential collaborators
Programmer with knowledge on voice management systems (Asterisk, VoIP, etc).
Producer/Videographer with interest in audiovisual production.
A person with experience on exhibit design.