© 2018 by Kyungmin Han

Fan Exploitation

Identify an abstract term, Waste.

What is waste and what is wastefulness? 

Once we purchase a product, it gets worn out or becomes obsolete as time goes by, even when we are not using it.

How can we get maximum use out of a product?

How can we save our money and also the planet?

A fan, one of seasonal products, was hacked to reach the answer.

Waste, can also be considered in more abstract terms – a waste of time, a waste of energy, thought (a form of energy?) or opportunity – and there is therefore an implicit need in any profound investigation of the subject of waste to address objects and things at a level beyond their immediate physicality. 


- From the Design as Catalyst project brief,

Design Products, Royal College of Art in 2014