design for death


pandora by Paolo Cardini from qatar

designer's own words:

Memory is the only language between us and our loved ones. As digital natives we are producing every single day enormous quantities of memories in the guise of photos, videos or twits. Together with flowers we could start sharing with defunct data and files. Pandora is a system to embed in tombstones and urns a hard drive in which pouring our lives. Holidays, Christmas, grandson’s wedding, commencements, everything is worthwhile to be shared. Through USB ports and a phone dock you can upload your files in this sort of Pandora’s box where everyone donate his own memories. The upload operation is made easier by a dedicated phone and computer app.

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