HAKKO25: THE POST-ANTHROPOCENTRIC VENDING MACHINES IN JAPAN won the sponsored prize
This project encapsulates an idea of reshaping a contemporary Japanese phenomenon into a future bio-platform. The envisioned concept explores the near and predictable future of essential consumption in Japan and the speculative story of surviving an era and transitioning into a new one – where not everything is human-centered anymore. HAKKO25 is a Vending Machine that will function as a self-sufficient system. This vision heavily relies on using food fermentation for bioenergy production and the bioelectrochemical process of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). Furthermore, tackling the theoretical thought for the Post-Anthropocene, we speculated about all the shapes, forms, and functions this machine will overtake as time goes on. Looking in the far future, in a world that could be naturally and technologically intertwined, we imagine HAKKO25 as an entirely independent and self-sufficient organism that will serve as an energy source for the human and the non-human living beings.
“HAKKO25: The Post-Anthropocentric vending machines in Japan” was presented during the BIODESIGN Challenge Summit 2022 in New York and won the sponsored prize “GINKGO PRIZE FOR BIOLOGICAL FUTURES”.
Students that participated in the project: JiaQing Chen, Nafhan Nurul, Ivana Chaloska, Adam Jordan, Tan Chang, Lucas Ogasawara, Marie Munzi
Instructor: Prof. Matthew Waldman
SAMCARA Project at Keio University Graduate School of Media Design