The “Times Square Electronic Garden” project is meant to initiate a conversation about climate change, energy use and green urban spaces through an interactive installation featuring living plants, sensors, optic fibres light and sounds.<br />
Designed and fabricated by New York University students, this earth bomb features speakers and live sensors among the plants that connect to our URL. The idea is to “re-nature” Times Square so that the public can contemplate new natures within our cities. We invite people to explore soothing living vegetative surfaces and recognize the stark contrast of their hyper-electrified surroundings. The students have designed and built an open central sphere for visitors to circulate through so that they may encounter a microcosm of hanging gardens.
Around the sphere there will be a greenscape of serpentine living benches for rest, gathering, and contemplation. The whole project, start-to-finish, will be erected and removed in a 24 hour period. It will be a place to reimagine Times Square’s consumer culture into a truly sumptuous environmental future.
Still Vibration is a project designed to empower, engage and delight paraplegic women in the form of a carefully crafted pants. The pants designed to meet many unique requirements the sitting figure has in terms of the pattern construction, needs and materials. Inspired by athletic wear and the Space Age aesthetic the pants are cool and make a fashion statement.
Paraplegic people are at risk of developing bedsores (pressure ulcers) which once form, become a chronic source of pain, suffering, and in some cases can lead to life-threatening complications.The pants design incorporates removable 2×5 sets of soft vibrations buttons on each thigh to promote skin blood flow and engagement with the legs. By doing so it serves as a reminder to shift one’s weight every 15 to 20 minutes in the wheelchair, a common recommendation for preventative measures to avoid the formation of bedsores. Furthermore, the vibration buttons are entertaining and playful.
c o ( d e ) s i g n is a collection of work made in the Programming Design Systems class. The two and three dimensional works represent a variety of applications for building designs purely with code. Each project represents a unique algorithmic approach to computational systems which solve a variety of design problems.