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Nox Company —

Sky in your hands

Tiago Mindrico

Installation

Light pollution affects the ecosystem and our lives in several dimensions; being unable to observe the night sky is the most notable and recognizable phenomenon by the majority of world’s population.

 

Nox Company was created to address this issue, making it possible for any individual to observe the stars in the comfort of their home. Combining state-of-the-art technology for capturing the spacial sky with product design sophistication, Nox Company offers a variety of customizable artifacts — in scale, material and rendering — all to provide you with a "piece" of night sky without pollution interference. The company believes that it is contributing to Human perpetuation and its history, reinventing and updating its customs and experiences to new realities.

 

Speculative design is supposed to offer a vision of a possible future, and use it as a tool to better understand the present and discuss what kind of future we want, or do not want. Nox Company project describes a dystopian future where stars can no longer be contemplated and a company decided to monopolize this phenomenon. Nox Company results from a partnership between the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço [Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences] with the Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Lisbon.