Call for Products
We call upon designers, technologists and artists to translate current nanotech trends into speculative yet visionary products that stimulate debate on our nanotech future. We are searching for well thought-out and designed proposals that take technological, economical, political and societal trends into consideration: Science faction rather than science fiction.
A selection of the entries will be presented in the Nano Supermarket and the accompanying publication. Entries are judged by an international jury of nanotech and design experts upon originality, design quality, visual presentation, technological feasibility and the extent to which your design stimulates debate. The winning submission will be awarded a € 2500 prize.
You can submit your product in two different categories: As a photoshop model or as a physical model. A selection of the best photoshop models will be displayed in the catalogue and on the website. A selection of the best physical models will also be displayed in the physical supermarket. The submission deadline of the next round will be 31 May 2013. More details will follow.
Your submission consists of:
1. A short product pitch.
2. A description of the technological feasability of your product. Which principles allow your product to function, and how and when do you expect it to be produced?
3. A reflection on the socio-cultural implications of your product. What are the promises and fears of the underlying technology and how do you expect your product will change everyday life?
4. A photograph and a technical description of your physical model, OR a photoshop model (depending on the category you want to submit to).
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