BioElectric is a project that explores the process of making Bio-plastics from the unwanted and abundant material of crab shells. The production of the plastic is chemical free and much healthier for workers to manufacture. Here are some examples of castings to cover electronic products made from the crab shell bio-plastic.
Jeongwon Ji has named this new material Crustic. The molds for electronic covers are all rigid, however the material when set curves to create an organic line and shape. The forms she has created look natural, not something we are used to when it comes to electronic components. As well as being sustainably sourced and produced, Jeongwon Ji invites us to question the materials we use on an daily basis.
Jeongwon Ji. 2013. BioElectric . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.jeongwonji.com/bioelectric.html. [Accessed 31 October 13]