new american sweatshop
The New American Sweatshop is an immersive experience where participants re-purpose electronic waste to create communication devices for the future. Using local resources and temporary spaces, it engages the community in defining what manufacturing could look like in a post-industrial economy.
New American Sweatshop is an immersive experience where electronic waste is re-purposed to create communication devices for the future. It combines performance with functional objects to bring questions of economic sustainability to light. It tells the story of maintaining our human unity through decentralizing technology. Performers engage the audience while creating a series of products, inviting them to unwittingly become a part of the New American Sweatshop, and therefore defining what manufacturing could look like in a post-industrial economy.
Demos, Performances, Talks:
DUMBO Arts Festival, in DUMBO, Brooklyn, September 27-29, 2013.
Open Hardware Summit, at MIT, September 6, 2013.
Destination Moon, at Hostel International, August 17, 2013.
Crest Hardware Art Show, June 8-August 31, 2013.
MoMA Studio: Exchange Café (job interviews), June 2013.
Arte Útil Ecological & Scientific Interventions Working Group, Queens Museum of Art, April 14 and June 2, 2013.
Fellowship Welcoming Party, A.I.R. Gallery, May 7, 2013.
Rally for Labor & Citizen's Rights, City Hall NYC, May 1st, 2013.
"New American Sweatshop" by Andrew Salomone, in Make, April 30th, 2013.
Radiohive, "Undergrowth," April 23, 2013.