Repurposing the phone for survival (working title)

Team Members

Heath Bunting, Farida Vis, Stefania Bercu, Daniel Heuser Prestes, Johannes Söderberg, Nat Tkacz, Lonneke van der Velden

Research Questions

Post-apocalyptic branding: Can we rank phones according to their survival capacity?

Deflationary economy: Can the phones be disassembled and can different phones be recomposed? What is the level of 'break-ability' of different kind of phones and are their parts interchangeable?

Methodology

Method:
Get the phones
Use a guide (The Art of Manliness)
Break them
Go outside and look at how the environment presents itself to see what kind of survival techniques we need.

Preliminary Findings

Photo diary:

Getting the phones on the market:

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Studying the guide:

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Break-ability of the phones:

Sony does better than motorola.

Sony open:

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Motorola still needed to be smashed:

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Motorola hairy part:

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Position oneself by making a compas:

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The compas doesn't work

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The second compas does work: it is pointing out North:

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Preparing for food:

Hunting rabbits with Sony:

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Fishing with Motorola:

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Preparing for the fire

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making fire (cheating).

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Reassembling the phone:

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Leftovers:

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Recommendations:

There are many unused parts:

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Suggestion for further research: the extent to which the phone lends itself for further inventio.

Literature

'How to Use a [BUSTED] Cell Phone to Meet 5 Basic Survival Needs.' (The Art of Manliness, 14 June 2012)

Topic attachments
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2012-06-27_15.10.12.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.10.12.jpg manage 626 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:00 LonnekeVanDerVelden Getting the phones
2012-06-27_15.34.27.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.34.27.jpg manage 689 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:04 LonnekeVanDerVelden Sony exposed1
2012-06-27_15.35.30.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.35.30.jpg manage 660 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:02 LonnekeVanDerVelden Smashing motorola1
2012-06-27_15.36.26.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.36.26.jpg manage 714 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:03 LonnekeVanDerVelden smashing motorola2
2012-06-27_15.39.02.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.39.02.jpg manage 681 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:05 LonnekeVanDerVelden Motorola hairy part
2012-06-27_15.40.36.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.40.36.jpg manage 605 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:06 LonnekeVanDerVelden motorola open
2012-06-27_15.41.25.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.41.25.jpg manage 499 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:09 LonnekeVanDerVelden preparing for the fire
2012-06-27_15.52.07.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.52.07.jpg manage 527 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:13 LonnekeVanDerVelden preparing for hunting rabbits
2012-06-27_15.56.41.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_15.56.41.jpg manage 663 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:09 LonnekeVanDerVelden preparing for the fire 2
2012-06-27_16.01.03.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.01.03.jpg manage 702 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:10 LonnekeVanDerVelden results sony parts
2012-06-27_16.02.22.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.02.22.jpg manage 590 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:11 LonnekeVanDerVelden fire but with a lighter
2012-06-27_16.07.04.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.07.04.jpg manage 630 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:12 LonnekeVanDerVelden preparing compas
2012-06-27_16.09.19.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.09.19.jpg manage 640 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:13 LonnekeVanDerVelden preparing for compas2
2012-06-27_16.14.16.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.14.16.jpg manage 660 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:14 LonnekeVanDerVelden preparing for compas3
2012-06-27_16.14.20.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.14.20.jpg manage 635 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:15 LonnekeVanDerVelden preparing for compas4
2012-06-27_16.15.48.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.15.48.jpg manage 648 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:16 LonnekeVanDerVelden preparing for fishing
2012-06-27_16.17.05.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.17.05.jpg manage 691 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:15 LonnekeVanDerVelden the compas
2012-06-27_16.18.19.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.18.19.jpg manage 650 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:17 LonnekeVanDerVelden the fishing hook
2012-06-27_16.23.21.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.23.21.jpg manage 631 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:16 LonnekeVanDerVelden the second compas
2012-06-27_16.31.15.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.31.15.jpg manage 619 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:18 LonnekeVanDerVelden reassembling the phone
2012-06-27_16.33.58.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.33.58.jpg manage 621 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:18 LonnekeVanDerVelden left overs
2012-06-27_16.34.29.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.34.29.jpg manage 693 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:19 LonnekeVanDerVelden the end1
2012-06-27_16.35.04.jpgjpg 2012-06-27_16.35.04.jpg manage 621 K 28 Jun 2012 - 10:19 LonnekeVanDerVelden the end2
smashing_phone_rotated.jpegjpeg smashing_phone_rotated.jpeg manage 660 K 29 Jun 2012 - 12:01 LonnekeVanDerVelden  
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