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4.1

DECEMBER 2021

4.1 IS THE RESPONSE TO A SELF DRIVEN BRIEF ON THE MA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN COURSE AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS. THE BRIEF ASKED ME TO DEVELOP A RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, INDUSTRY 4.0, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF DECENTRALISED HYBRID MANUFACTURING AND USER CENTRED DESIGN. THE PROJECT IS INTENDED TO BE OUR 'DREAM FACTORY'. WE WERE ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP AN EXTREMELY CREATIVE APPROACH TO MACHINE DRIVEN MANUFACTURE.

THE 4.1 MACHINE CONSISTS OF 2 MAJOR, INTERCHANGEABLE UNITS; A PLASTIC SHREDDER AND A LATHE, BOTH WHICH WHICH POWERED BY A BIKE. I FELL IN LOVE THE IDEA OF IRONY, HOW IRONIC IS IT THAT A MACHINE THAT IS ORDINARILY AUTOMATED, IS ONLY POWERED BY A HUMAN INTERACTION. I AM BRINGING THE MUCH NEEDED HUMAN ELEMENT BACK INTO FACTORY PRODUCTION.

THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE TWO PARTICIPANTS AND THE MACHINE IS DESIGNED TO INVOKE COMMUNICATION AND TEAM WORK.

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COMMUNICATION IS KEY

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