Bio Electric

17th June 2013

It was the RCA press preview today and I was delighted to see such an explosion of material explorations across the schools from product design to design interactions.

One project that I really thought pushed the boundaries of electronics was Jeong Won Ji with her Chitin polymers. Not a mind blowing idea, but what I liked was the fact that she used it to act as housing for electronics.

Similarly to many of today's electronics, the crab known as the Mitten Crab also comes from Asia and is an unwanted pest that she has rede fined as a local resource. By extracting the chitin polymers from the crushed crab shells she has developed a chemical free bio plastic that can be used to house electronic products.

Aiming to introduce a more tactile experience and materials to electronics processes she feels her project explores a more expressive and tactile experience.

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