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During the protests the role of social media in documenting and disseminating live events is powerful. Smart phones and frictionless platforms turn participants in citizen journalists, but these devices are often confiscated by the police. (Further, when fleeing from police, hand-holding a phone is not practical.)

Pix is a mini wireless video camera that allows for live-streaming of protest events. It provides the tools for citizen journalism and documents media for use over social networks. The front of the device features peel-able stickers of different textures and patterns, allowing the camera to camouflage itself in multiple environments. (i.e. textures of street walls). The back of the unit has layers of adhesive strips so that Pix can be reused multiple times. Unlike handheld, conspicuous handheld video cameras that demand one’s attention, “planting” the Pix device on a nearby vertical surface provides a kind of dependable, anonymous witness to events.

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Designed by Rona Binay and Willy Chan

Suggested reading: Turkey's Social Media And Smartphones Key To 'Occupy Gezi' Protests





As part of NYCxDesign, at Wanted Design the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the SVA present ALSO!, a series of interactions that explore how we experience new design.

Graphic Design: Rona Binay & Benjamin Critton

More information about the project, visit here.

Press: The New York Times + Core77 + Design Boom + Tree Hugger + Design Within Reach, MoCo Loco + Design Milk + CollabCubed







-Trefoil print






Pedal for Change is a design intervention that encourages New York City MTA subway riders to participate in physical fitness while waiting for their train. By pedaling a stationary cycle, users enhance their health while earning credit on their MTA MetroCard and donations for charity.

Design team: Rona Binay, Damon Ahola, Richard Clarkson, Cassandra Michel






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