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Episode from the podcastJust the Beginning

Unnatural Resources

Released Thursday, 21st February 2019
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"Pollution is nothing but resources we're not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
― Buckminster Fuller"
Meet two designers turning environmental pollution into useful products.
Anirudh Sharma and Graviky Labs collect carbon air pollution and turn it into ink for writing, drawing, and printing. They call it Air Ink and envision a future in which local newspapers are printed using a city’s own pollution.

Michigan native Ali Rose van Overbeke founded Genusee in response to the Flint water crisis. The company is turning the mountains of plastic water bottles that accumulated as a result into eyeglasses, creating local manufacturing jobs in the process.

In our first Solicited Advice segment, artist and author Adam J. Kurtz answers listeners’ questions about their creative lives.

Music in this episode
Jake Armerding

Frank Locrasto

Marcus Elliot

Jeremy Arndt


Find a full transcript with photos here.