Many defining aspects of life today were innovations cultivated during humanity’s most turbulent times, like the one we’re living in in 2020. “Seeds of Silver Lining” is a curation of these innovations.

A video showing the landing page of Seeds of Silver Lining where it presents viewers with an intro message and then a collection of past disasters and a collection of past innovations shaped by disasters.

A video showing the landing page of Seeds of Silver Lining where it presents viewers with an intro message and then a collection of past disasters and a collection of past innovations shaped by disasters.

Upon opening the website, visitors re-examine past disasters to learn how they’ve shaped aspects of life we take for granted today. From the N95 masks commonly used to combat COVID-19 to the sewage systems which keep our cities healthy, disasters inevitably force people to adapt to new situations and innovate where needed.

A video showing a gallery of past innovations inspired by disaster including clocks and sewage systems.

A video showing a gallery of past innovations inspired by disaster including clocks and sewage systems.

Visitors are welcomed to browse, submit, and share ideas for future innovations, inviting them to consider their roles in shaping the post-pandemic world. In such a pivotal moment in history, “Seeds of Silver Lining” drives people to think differently about how disasters can impact their world, and take the first step in coming up with solutions to build a brighter future.

A video showing the ‘future innovations’ section of the site where innovations already being influence by COVID-19 are highlighted.

A video showing the ‘future innovations’ section of the site where innovations already being influence by COVID-19 are highlighted.

<aside> <img src="/icons/globe_lightgray.svg" alt="/icons/globe_lightgray.svg" width="40px" /> See the project at seedsofsilverlining.com.

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Concept and design by Jeremy Raider. Code by Christian Eckert.


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