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Digital Treibgut

Location: Across America
Type: Research
Year: 2018

A growing archive of found, 3D Scanned objects and their digital traces across America. Together, they are creating a collective image along the road. 

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Treibgut is a German word that has no direct translation; floating goods. Originally it was used to describe, flotsam, floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo that were thrown overboard from a ship in order to lighten it or improve its balance. They might find new value with new owners.

This collection of digital debris can be seen in a similar way.

Project Lead: Daniele ProfetaMaya Alam