ThesisHana Marie Newman DespinaPapadopoulos January 27, 2010
Past Projects MossBotInspiration Wings
What’s the Problem?• Inverted Quarantine (Andrew Szasz) • individuals isolating themselves from larger conditions that they perceive as being threatening…• Lack of Air-wareness
Statement/Question• Raising awareness of a growing obsession with inverted quarantine and air quality in general with an air tank dress that has plant wings and inﬂatable skirt that rise and fall with your breath.
Insulation• The dress will be equipped with a breathing apparatus for the wearer to inhale ﬁltered air. The exhaled air will be pumped into a skirt.
Iterations?• IQ dress - Pure inverted quarantine dress with oxygen tank.• Living dress - Dress composed of succulents and moss. With wings constructed out of two staghorns that rise and fall with your breath.• Two sides of a coin dress - Oxygen tank and mask dress with a living component. A dress that contributes to improved air
Questions• How political do I want to get? • Is the purpose of the projectjust to get people to think about inverted quarantine and how issues of air quality are too big to solve by aggregating individual action • Or do I want to educate about the regulation acts, what is actually in the air and what it can do to us?