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 website, curating these innovations.

An animation showing the landing screen of Seeds of Silver Lining. Visitors see an intro message followed by a collection of past disasters and innovations shaped by disasters.

An animation showing the landing screen of Seeds of Silver Lining. Visitors see an intro message followed by a collection of past disasters and innovations shaped by disasters.

On 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.

An animation showing a gallery from the site of past innovations inspired by disaster. Examples include clocks and sewage systems.

An animation showing a gallery from the site of past innovations inspired by disaster. Examples include 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” encourages people to think differently about how disasters can impact their world, and take the first step in brainstorming solutions for a brighter future.

An animation showing the ‘future innovations’ section of the site where innovations already influenced by COVID-19 are highlighted.

An animation showing the ‘future innovations’ section of the site where innovations already influenced by COVID-19 are highlighted.

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


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