The Electromagnetic Fountain

Placebo protection from el-mag fields

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I recently attended lecture by Fiona at Open Forum, SKA, Oslo where she described a box unit designed for people top escape electromagnetic fields, and a pair of knickers and pants – real placebo products – designed to protect the nether regioins from electro magent interference, and more. These can be found on their project site:

About Tony Dunne and Fiona Raby, Dunne + Raby, London
[ From their website: Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby explore the role of electronic products in contemporary culture with critical investigations and provocative research projects. In their Placebo project, for example, they created several products and asked people to adopt by using them in their everyday lives. Among the objects designed are a table to store your cell phone that softly glows when a call is received, a “Global Positioning System Table” that plaintively indicates “Lost” when it is out of range of a satellite, and the “Nipple Chair”, which buzzes and vibrates when detecting an electromagnetic field. These products, although functional, were created primarily to make users think about the impact of technology in their lives.]


Written by ajsteggell

May 4, 2007 at 3:02 pm

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