Tarshaa Krishnaraj is a designer and creative technologist based in New York City investigating the cultural touchpoints of A.I. through design and film.

She imagines design as future states of being, informed by the current climate of our existence.  Using technology, A.I., humor and function she crafts empathetic design solutions that ask bigger questions about our future realities. 


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An Encyclopedia of Survivalism
2023




SPECULATIVE DESIGN • EDITORIAL  DESIGN ︎︎︎ • RESEARCH BASED DESIGN







To imagine low-tech tools for basic human, sapien survivalism.

Despite all kinds of advancement in AI and modern human-robot ineraction, this set of low-tech, unweildly tools (or the elements that form the encyclopedia of survivalism) become the only channel of communcation with the external world. They are conceived through the imaginative, childish curiosity of ‘what would you do if you were all alone on an island’?

This is the Encyclopedia of Survivalism.



CONCEPT

Four objects: the Meta Ear Drum, The Gene Carrier, BioNostril and LifeSensor are speculative objects for an inter-species understanding. The biology of living organisms- from bacteria to butterflies- is embedded in each of these devices through a biotechnology & biomimicry. 


TOOLS

Meta Ear Drum™



COMPONENTS: 
Metal Coil- The Detector
Rock- Internal Speaker + Data Carrier

The Gene Carrier™




COMPONENTS:
Metal Slotted Container
Rock Carrier

BioNostril™



COMPONENTS:
Metal Incubator
Metal Cone with Decay Sensor and Nostrils

LifeSensor ™

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COMPONENTS:

Antenna Sensors
Rock- Grounding Object for Ejecting Antenna 



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