According to a study by the United Nations University more than 40 million tons of e-waste – discarded electrical and electronic equipment – were generated in 2014.
Most electronic devices contain small quantities of poisonous metals and while we are typically not at risk when we use them, once the devices are dumped and dismantled the toxic substances are released – polluting the environment and harming the health of anyone who comes in contact with them.
Photographer Mário Macilau’s project Profit Corner uses powerful images to confront consumers with the consequences of their insatiable appetite for new electronic devices: In Macilau’s narrative the life cycle of electronic products is transformed into a cycle of sickness and death.
Profit Corner will be shown at the Lagos Photo Festival – the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria running from October 22 to November 21! See more
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.