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. Ling-02 (Gooman)


the Plastic Collector
Taganga, Colombia
Lings
2016

Ling-02 is located in Taganga, Colombia. In Taganga, the ocean is sacred to the extent that there is a holiday, where all the businesses close and the local priest blesses the ocean and the boats. Yet, even on that day, plastic is thrown into the ocean.

Ling-02 has two components; Gooman and the Collector.
Every time someone puts plastic in the water, Gooman detects it and screams out loud. Over time, the locals can start to correlate the scream to the pollution they are causing. Meanwhile the Collector is notified of the location of plastic and is deployed to collect it. Once the Collector Bin is full, the plastic is delivered to Gooman.

Gooman stores the plastic in its Brain and when the Brain reaches its storage capacity, it melts all the plastic and slowly releases it back into the town. This reminds the residents that plastic does not magically disappear and even when out of sight, it continues to exist for a long time. It also gives them a chance to reappropriate the waste by using the released plastic goo.








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