Organic matter trapped in landfill produces methane gas known to be 2,300 times more potent than carbon dioxide and a direct contributor to climate change. This reality often prompts a sense of guilt for being a waste maker and not knowing how to change one’s behavior to correct the problem. The topic of waste streams and climate changes conjure a sense of doom and gloom that compounds feelings of disempowerment. Through this project I seek to redesign our relationship to waste.
This project explored the potential for disruption that lies at the intersection of technology and art. Through a deeply iterative process and various methods this project moved down a path of investigation presenting an ever-shifting relationship between mark making and machine, provoking issues of self-determination, aesthetics as well as physical and conceptual limits.
Ulixa Inc. is a biotechnology startup company in regenerative medicine based in San Francisco, CA. Using a proprietary molecule developed at Stanford University, which stimulates and reactivates the stem cells in the hair follicle, Ulixa is revolutionizing the next generation of hair growth treatment.