RDT (Recycling Digital Trash) by Minseo Kim, an Artificial Intelligence engineer and architectural designer, Dongjoo Seo, a media installation artist and graphic designer, and Wonwoo Lee, an installation artist, recycles digital trash to create a new media environment. The fundamental notion of recycling comes from ecological regeneration. Recycling implies introspection about one-directional, boundless production and consumption, and return back to circulation. They metaphorically apply such a notion to the digital ‘ecosystem’ as well.
RDT (Recycling Digital Trash) integrates data deletion functionality in each computer with a web environment through the RDT app downloaded by each individual. Deleted data would go through a proprietary algorithm and be ‘sorted out’ according to specific parameters not to be re-used but to form an ecological media environment in itself. The project is presented as rather complex audio-visual images through data collection, the definition of meta-algorithm, and its ecological development.
This project alludes to the organic state of the modern society, which functions as a massive network, inviting the audience to start from a trivial, individual data level in approaching the relationship between individuals and society and the issue of the ecosystem which are in a more desperate state than any other time.