The Digital Junkyard is an ongoing sculptural and philosophical investigation into the way we share and regurgitate information in the digital age. Objects and spaces are made up of shards of embodied intellectual information-coming from a multitude of human and machine minds. The Digital Junkyard was originally housed at the Design Fabrication Zone at Ryerson University where a series of artifacts were produced.
Designers and artists spend hours labouring over ideas that never come into production and many are set aside to forever be couched in constantly expanding digital junk drawers. Designers and artists who work in the 3D realm were invited to submit unwanted digital files to a website where they would be collected to undergo reprocessing into the new physical objects.
In January 2017, ten artifacts were shown at the show 'unique forms of continuity in space' for Toronto Design Offsite festival.