Electronics including computers and their peripherals are in such demand that their mass-produced designs could be argued as devoid of style and soul; BioElectric by Jeongwong Ji, a South Korean design student based in London, England, explores this untapped potential. It introduces slow-production methods that focus on tactile and expressive qualities of various devices such as an alarm clock, humidifier, computer trackpad and WiFi router.
Each of the products making up BioElectric by Jeongwong Ji is re-imagined using a materials dubbed 'Crustic.' As reported by Trendland, it was "developed through trial and error with an organic water and glycerin mixture made from the Chinese Mitten crab, [chosen] for its combination of strength and flexibility." Since it is also a highly unwanted crustacean in the River Thames, it serves more than one purpose.
Tactile Electronic Cases
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Smudge-Removing Screen Erasers
Wonderfully Quirky Workstations
Digital Board Game Devices
Locating Luggage Tags
Revived Retro Transistors