News from Nowhere: Ossto Escribo
Role: sketch ideation, 3d modeling/rendering/narrative creation
Designing how we write in the apocalypse
In 2013, School of the Art Institute of Chicago design students and faculty participated in a workshop led by Tokyo-based Takram Design Engineering to coincide with the New From Nowhere exhibit at Sullivan Galleries . In collaboration with designers, Kathie Chung, Madeline Geftic, and Arianna Petrich, we set out to design a writing system for a post-apocalyptic speculative future. The Ossto Escribo was a subcutaneous bone etching device that could record personal and familial histories long after death.
A 3D printed prototype of the device was presented and shown at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.