Archive for the ‘protection’ Category
Thinking about a previous post about protective placebo pants and knickers by Dunne and Raby (that also inspired Dean’s comment), I kind of liked the idea of developing some kind of clothing that protects you when you pass through areas/fields of high electromagnetic activity. I also like the shapeshift notion …..
I stumbled across a fashion designer called Hussein Chalayan is showing a set of “Transformer” dresses. Each dress is designed to morph through 3 decades of fashion change.
Some use vertical slats that puff out to become more revealing. Others zip or unzip themselves and transform in a variety of ways. See the video below:
How about a garment with some kind of protective material (copper? aluminum?) that unraveled/slid into place areas of high electromagnetic density? (For my part I’m very sensitive to light frequencies, especially those emitted by halogen bulbs, and especially those in my local post office. They make me feel giddy and nauseous. I’ve asked others if they have the same experience as me, and they don’t – which surprises me. I’ve complained to people working there about it, but to no avail.)
A 16 mm feature film by Craig Baldwin, 1999
[…. a science-fiction allegory about ‘electromagnetic autonomy’ in opposition to the hegemony of the culture-management industry, tracing a history of media technology from its early days to a 21st century “New Electromagnetic Order” that threatens to take total control of our lives ….. utilizing old ‘kinescopes’ (filmed records of early TV broadcasts before the advent of videotape, mostly from the late Fifties’ educational show called ‘Science in Action’) to create an eerie, haunted “media-archaeology” zone for a sci-fi time-travel tale, wherein live-action actors search for a hidden electromagnetic secret to save the planet from a futuristic war-machine, inspired by HAARP the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. (Though fictionalized for Baldwin’s film, HAARP is, in fact, a very real phenomenon. On the surface, it is a data-gathering tool to explore the Aurora Borealis in detail. But in fact, HAARP doubles as one of the most sophisticated components of the Star Wars weapons arsenal, a particle beam device that can be accurately targeted on specific sites in the ionosphere ……]
“Will Some Device Save The Bees from Bee-Colony Collapse Disorder?”
Hobbyist bee-keeper Sigfried Vogel from Hüttung, Germany has discovered a way to safely shield his precious little honey makers. Aluminum shielding protects his bees from electromagnetic radiation caused by mobile phone masts surrounding his property.
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.]