Wish upon a satellite

Innovate Festival is an event where technology start-ups can show their ideas.
During Innovate Festival there were many wishes in the air. People wished for certain technologies to improve their life, or hoped their companies became
succesful. It turned out to be a good day to make a wish.

On the day of the festival, 13 October, the satellite INS-1B would make it’s final orbits before burning up in the atmosphere that same evening.
From earth, this would look like a shooting star. I asked people what they would want to wish for, if they happened to see the final moments of the satellite.

Besides offering people a moment to reflect on their wishes, the project questions the faith people have in technology and how technology influences cultural lore.


Innovate festival 2023.