ONE GRAM aims to bring the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s tragedy straight to the smartphone that its mineral resources helped make via an app on both IOS and Android systems.
Where is the DRC? Why is it so rich in natural resources? What does your smartphone have to do with this obscure and faraway conflict?
But also, what does your mobile phone look like inside? What are the key minerals and components needed that power your smartphone? How and why are they indispensable?
Who is fighting for the control over the mines? Which foreign countries are involved, and why? What does the supply chain look like that brings these minerals from the battlefield to the factory floor to the shops where we buy the finished product?
By visualizing all these complex political, economic and electronic processes in Augmented Reality, ONE GRAM offers an entirely new way for people to understand the human cost that went into producing their smartphones.