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5. social context

How the  social context can improve future oil spill recovery systems.
Social context of oil spills: Impact, response, traces.

When a crisis happens, the entire society focuses on the particular disaster and the public is willing to put all the efforts on the recovery. Everyday media reports, volunteers are getting involved, governments and corporations invest money to restore, trying a variety of recovery systems. The society as a whole seems to become like a wounded vulnerable giant.

The open question is : despite of all the efforts made, why is our society not able to behave as a whole, cooperating to prevent from so many crisis to happen? Cant our
aspirations reflect our daily lives? We may wonder if the reason is closer technology or our social structures. We are setting up a design system that integrates the social and
technological realms.

Protei is not only a cleaning machine, it is an evolutive design framework embedded in the social and cultural fabric, being an open source technology relying on crowd-source environmental data. Protei will be developed in people and society's shares and exchanges not only in terms of technology but also of context. The public society produces the machines for its own environmental benefit, adapts the design and fabrication to the social context and technical need of a specific location and pollution. Protei embodies a system that draws its energy from the technological potential of diverse social groups, with a variety of problems to solve, a platform for  future disaster preparedness.


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not particularly attractive, but must-have features, and extremely inexpensive.


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