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Pierre Paslier

MA work

Streettoolbox: New Tools for Public Expression on the Edge of Legality

The street used to be the face of the city we live in. In the past ten years, part of its role has shifted towards the Internet. The Arab Spring, dubbed the Twitter revolution, brought hope that this digital street would make up for the limitations of its physical counterpart.

However, the system backlashed. Egypt, Syria and recently Thailand have proved that as long as governments will control the Internet, digital activism will struggle. There is a need to readjust the physical and the digital for the future of activism.

Streettoolbox is a collaborative platform providing instructions for making new physical/digital tools exploring the multitude of creative opportunities that our urban environment offers. Activists and street artists contribute by sharing their feedback on the tools or uploading new projects.

Our target is you. Chances are we’ll disrupt your daily life, making you aware of issues that can’t afford the advertisement price tag.

Streettoolbox is a celebration of the chaotic beauty of our concrete jungle. It represents a new creative resistance against the ubiquitous consumerist culture of today.

Info

  • Pierre Paslier
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2014

  • Degrees

  • MEng, Mechanical Engineering, INSA de Lyon
  • Exhibitions

  • Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014; ArtFutura, CCCB, Barcelona, 2013; Queen Elizabeth Prize Showcase, Tate Modern, London, 2013; Rio Tinto Sport Innovation Challenge, Object Gallery, Sydney, 2013; Future Manufacturing, Imperial College, London, 2013; Imperial Festival, Imperial College London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Lexus Design Award, 2014; Best Experience Design, Pernod Ricard Future of Conviviality, 2013
  • Publications

  • Joseph Flaherty, 'An Oculus Rift Hack That Lets You Draw in 3-D', Wired.com, 2014; Carly Ayres, 'In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair', Core77, 2014; Anna Winston, 'Gravity tablet makes 3D drawing "as easy as doodling on a piece of paper"', Dezeen, 2014; Jesus Diaz, 'This cool pad and pen lets you sketch in 3D using augmented reality', Gizmodo.com, 2014; Olivia B Waxman, 'This Edible Water Blob Could Replace Plastic Water Bottles', Time.com, 2014