For more information,
please contact:
  • team
  • Carlo Ratti Director
  • Assaf Biderman Assoc. Director
  • Dietmar Offenhuber Team Leader
  • Eugenio Morello Team Leader, Concept
  • Musstanser Tinauli Team Leader, First Phase
  • Kristian Kloeckl Team Leader, Second Phase
  • Lewis Girod Engineering
  • Jennifer Dunnam
  • E Roon Kang
  • Kevin Nattinger
  • Avid Boustani
  • David Lee Programming
  • Alan Anderson
  • Clio Andris
  • Carnaven Chiu
  • Chris Chung
  • Lorenzo Davolli
  • Kathryn Dineen
  • Natalia Duque Ciceri
  • Samantha Earl
  • Sarabjit Kaur
  • Sarah Neilson
  • Giovanni de Niederhausern
  • Jill Passano
  • Elizabeth Ramaccia
  • Renato Rinaldi
  • Francisca Rojas
  • Louis Sirota
  • Malima Wolf
  • Eugene Lee
  • Angela Wang
  • Armin Linke Video
  • Advisors
  • Rex Britter
  • Stephen Miles
  • Tim Gutowski
  • Lead Volunteers
  • Tim Pritchard
  • Jodee Fenton
  • Lance Albertson
  • Chad Johansen
  • Christie Rodgers
  • Shannon Cheng
  • Jon Dreher
  • Andy Smith
  • Richard Auger
  • Michael Cafferty
  • Shalini Ghandi
  • Special Thanks
  • Jodee Fenton
  • Tim Pritchard

The MIT senseable city lab is carrying out an unprecedented research project in your home town: Trash Track. We know where trash should go, but have you ever wondered where that coffee cup really ends up when you throw it away? How far does it travel? For how long? And where does it go?

The SENSEable city lab members will be in seattle on august 26-28th to attach 500 tags to trash items that are then thrown away, allowing to track their passage through the waste removal chain.

Since 500 waste objects is a lot and you know the city much better than we do, we are looking for Seattleites interested in this project to participate in two ways:

August 26th - 28th, at your home

lead volunteers,
that help us tag 10 waste objects at their home.

We would coordinate with you to come to your home at some point betwwen August 26th to 28th, tag 10 objects together with you and then you throw them away as you would usually do. In this way we intend to simulate at best how local seattlers dispose of their waste on a daily basis and see where it ends up.

If you are interested in supporting this research project as a volunteer, please respond to this email message asap so that we can get in touch with you:

August 26th, 10:30am, at Seattle Public Library

all seattleites,
to come by the seattle public library central building on 1000 4th Avenue on august 26th at 10:30am. There we will have 50 tags ready for you to tag each 1-5 objects of your choice - try to be original. We'd love to tag all your trash objects, but due to tag limitation for this first project stage, this is on a first come first serve basis.

Please check back on this page for further information
as the deployment days approach.