Quantum Nugget – Run 817 is a generative shape that materialises real particle collisions recorded by ALICE detector at CERN. It echoes unconventional phenomena, remind us of the familiar forms of gold nuggets found in a native state in nature. The project aims to match our world with the quantum world, which is usually disconnected, mysterious and imperceptible.
My name is Laura Couto Rosado. I am a product and media designer based in Geneva. My practice evolves beyond the form/function dichotomy and the “solving problem” dogma; it moves towards other paradigms that reflects the complexity and accelerating social changes.
My projects are at the crossroad of multiple disciplines, revolve around a continual exploration of new territories which are off the beaten path. I am involved in a process of strong symbiosis between design, art, science and technology. This transversal practice misuses technology in a unique way to reactivate our link with nature and make us more conscious of the wonder of its phenomena. The outcomes are hybrid devices that reveal beauty and poetry where one does not expect it.