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Snip & Chu
Contemporary, first-world society’s emphasis on convenience and quantity has created a consumer desire for ‘time-saving’ products: ‘fast’ food, ‘instant’ coffee, and so on. These designs are made to be eminently disposable, so a significant amount of waste is generated. Snip & Chu personifies these waste products as characters, who live out their lives as agents of worth, rather than detritus to absent-mindedly discard.Start Reading
Anthropomorphised animals are common in popular culture; animated Disney movies, for example, have a long tradition of telling stories with these types of characters. In research fields, this process is seen as less desirable, with concerns that humanising animals leads to misinformation about their importance and uniqueness in educational, conservation and scientific contexts. Extremu incorporates this dichotomy into its narrative, in a story about humanity, told from the perspective of affected animal outsiders.Start Reading