Long live the thing! Temporal ubiquity in a smart vintage wardrobe | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2045-6271
  • E-ISSN: 2045-628X


This visual essay presents ‘Wearlog’, a disruptive innovation in smart wardrobes which logs wearing, washing and mending to promote longer lasting clothes. Wearlog doubles as a critical research tool to investigate the agency of things and to ask how human and nonhuman can conspire together to prolong nonhuman life. Spanning worlds of different durations, Wearlog exposes the tensions between finite matter, infinite data, human lifespans and planned technological obsolescence. The paper asks how ubiquitous systems could flow through time given the entropy endemic within the network and speculates on the long term prospects for things.


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