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BB.Suit: Wearable Clean Air

Superb Design Fiction from a collaboration between ByBorre, Martijn ten Bhomer from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eva de Laat, Daan Spangenberg Graphics, StudioFriso and WANT.

The BB.Suit uses a cold plasma technology and inwoven air quality sensors to clean the polluted air around the wearer of the suit.

The “BB.Suit: Wearable Clean Air” exhibition showcases the opportunities of future clothing to contribute to the wellbeing of people living in polluted urban environments. It not only presents the problems around the complicated topic of air pollution, but also introduces high-tech materials, new wearable technologies and innovative production processes. We challenge the visitors of the Beijing Design Week 2014 to contribute and develop together with us solutions for the air pollution problem.

[read more] [all pictures from WANT]

rottentomatoes:

Rotten Tomatoes Spotify Playlist: Fassbinder Musik (Click Here to Listen):

  • The Walker Brothers - “In My Room” from The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
  • Elvis Presley - “Trouble” from World on a Wire (1973)
  • 3. Leonard Cohen- “Bird On A Wire” from Fox and His Friends(1975)
  • Sanford Clark - “Run Boy Run” from Veronika Voss (1982)
  • Freddy Quinn - “Unter fremden Sternen” from Lola (1981)
  • Ray Charles - “Let’s Go Get Stoned” from Beware of a Holy Whore(1971)
  • Paul Anka - “You Are My Destiny” from Jail Bait (1973)
  • The Rolling Stones - “We Love You” from Fear of Fear (1975)
  • Roxy Music - “A Song for Europe” from In a Year of 13 Moons(1978)
  • Kraftwerk - “Radioactivity” from Chinese Roulette (1976)
  • Glenn Miller - “Moonlight Serenade” from The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
  • The Velvet Underground - “Candy Says” from Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
  • Rocco Granata - “Buona Notte Bambino” from The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)
  • Suicide - “Frankie Teardrop” from In a Year of 13 Moons (1978)
  • Fleetwood Mac - “Albatross” from World on a Wire (1973)
  • Rudi Schuricke - “Caprifischer” from Lola (1981)
  • The Platters - “The Great Pretender” from The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

fastcompany:

Director Mike Cahill on how iris-scanning technology, Richard Dawkins, and a TED talk inspired his new film, I Origins.

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Cahill based Pitt’s Ian Gray character loosely on scientist Richard Dawkins. “The scanning of the color part of your eye has been around since 1987 when he figured out the algorithm and it’s been a slow-growing technology over the years. Nowadays in New York City if a person is arrested they get their eye scanned, babies in hospitals get their eyes scanned, you can go through the fast lane at the airport if you do your iris scan.”

The filmmaker became further sold on the power of iris scans after checking out a TED Talk by Jeff Carter. “He talks about how fingerprints only give you so many degrees of accuracy, where as the patterns in your eyes form when you’re in your mother’s womb and stay the same for you for your entire life,” Cahill notes. “From a technological standpoint, it’s a great way to ID a person. And since the eye has also enticed poets since the dawn of civilization, it seemed like a wonderful meeting place for two of my greatest passions—science and spirituality.”

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