The research team of Times of Waste presents an online smartphone object biography, a multifarious mapping of the intricate routes and transformation processes behind the production, use and disposal of smartphones. Using artistic-scientific research practices and various media, the team investigates waste materials and the fields of human work surrounding them – from local landfills, repair shops or research laboratories, to global contexts. The “concatenation” of the various media fragments makes it possible to place the routes and transformation processes in an overall context, to choose individual paths through the materials available online, and thus to create a unique joined-up story.

smartphone object biography
(in English and German)