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(io9)   While scientists and politicians argue about climate change and how it will affect the planet, one woman has answered the most important question: What the fashionable folks will be wearing after the pollution apocalypse   (io9.com) divider line 35
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2014-01-02 09:31:06 AM  
www.designboom.com

"Only two people left on the planet, and I'm still in the Friend Zone."
 
2014-01-02 09:36:11 AM  
Your going to need a lot more plant than that one.
 
2014-01-02 09:36:57 AM  

Slives: You're going to need a lot more plant than that one.


/grump
 
2014-01-02 09:56:48 AM  
io9 would get more clicks with "Hot Asian chick makes plant breathy thingy"...
 
2014-01-02 10:06:54 AM  
bikini?

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2014-01-02 10:45:44 AM  
Wow that is stupid.

First, a single plant does not provide enough oxygen for a person to live on.  And it does not provide oxygen on a continuous basis.  If the outside air is not breathable, what do you do when you want to water the plant(s)?  Where do you get unpolluted water and soil for the plant to grow?

Second, that thing is very bulky.  You have to carry that on your back all the time?  what happens if the glass breaks or plastic is punctured?  It has to be protected somehow.

To be safe, don't get into an airlock without bringing about seven hundred potted plants with you.

Yeah, people are not going to be to walk around carrying 700 plants on their backs.
 
2014-01-02 10:52:02 AM  
And will they want fire that can be fitted nasally?
 
2014-01-02 10:58:30 AM  
I was going to go with lesions and sores.
 
2014-01-02 10:59:50 AM  
romanticallyapocalyptic.com
 
2014-01-02 10:59:57 AM  
I think this is more of a misrepresented art project than an actual, functional design, meant to bring awareness to the problem rather than solve it.

It does make me curious about a functional version, though. Maybe a sealed backpack scrubber/rebreather full of narrow cylinders hosting algae colonies, kept in active production by UV lamps.
 
2014-01-02 11:01:10 AM  

SlothB77: Wow that is stupid.

First, a single plant does not provide enough oxygen for a person to live on.  And it does not provide oxygen on a continuous basis.  If the outside air is not breathable, what do you do when you want to water the plant(s)?  Where do you get unpolluted water and soil for the plant to grow?

Second, that thing is very bulky.  You have to carry that on your back all the time?  what happens if the glass breaks or plastic is punctured?  It has to be protected somehow.

To be safe, don't get into an airlock without bringing about seven hundred potted plants with you.

Yeah, people are not going to be to walk around carrying 700 plants on their backs.


I think it's supposed to be some artsy fartsy "commentary", and thus subject to artistic license. But yes, it is stupid. You can have your plant tank thing, I'll take a suit of power armor.
 
2014-01-02 11:13:04 AM  
As someone comfortable with science, the concept is broken - but, sure, let's roll with "art project." As a leatherworker, though, the implementation is truly horrendous - as an art project, the mask and fixtures are neither well-designed, well-constructed, or embellished in any way. It's leather - do something nice with it.

I mean, how do you clean it? It's not lined. You've got undressed, flesh-side abrasion rubbing on your face, and untreated, vegetable-tanned leather facing the weather. The stitching & seamwork sucks. The straps should've been latigo, and they should've gone with copper or brass for the fittings - nickel-plated fittings wear out quickly, and steel discolors the leather when it gets wet. That headstrap is useless - it's a poor design.

If you're going to do "art", make it, well, artistic. Don't nail something together and loudly proclaim "DERP! I IS MAKING STATEMENT!" - take some friggin' pride in your work.
 
2014-01-02 11:14:14 AM  
With my luck I will guarantee that when the day comes I will be issued the box with the carrion flower.
 
2014-01-02 11:18:09 AM  
Never mind that she also went with a ribbed hose - how in the hell are you going to keep that clean? Ask anyone using a CPAP. How do you drain condensation from it during use? The hose appears sewn into the mask, which means you can't remove it or replace it - and if it isn't sewn into the mask, then it's just a friction fit that will become useless in weeks.

Sheesh.
 
2014-01-02 11:19:06 AM  

Saiga410: With my luck I will guarantee that when the day comes I will be issued the box with the carrion flower.


Could be worse. "Here's your ragweed rebreather and an IV of Zyrtec, sir."
 
2014-01-02 11:55:23 AM  
She looks better with the Hannibal Lecter breathing mask on.
 
2014-01-02 11:55:35 AM  
Speedsuits, togas, and loincloths.
 
2014-01-02 12:14:02 PM  
img.fark.net

Please?
 
2014-01-02 12:57:19 PM  
 
2014-01-02 01:52:33 PM  

SlothB77: Where do you get unpolluted water and soil for the plant to grow?


static1.wikia.nocookie.net
Calm down son, I'm working on the water...
 
2014-01-02 02:50:30 PM  
www.thecampuscompanion.com
 
2014-01-02 03:32:18 PM  
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
Plants do not work that way, GOODNIGHT!

flux: I think this is more of a misrepresented art project than an actual, functional design, meant to bring awareness to the problem rather than solve it.

It does make me curious about a functional version, though. Maybe a sealed backpack scrubber/rebreather full of narrow cylinders hosting algae colonies, kept in active production by UV lamps.


You'd get further with standard filtration. Activated charcoal and a hepa filter is a wondrous thing and available in any hardware store.
I could see a bio-filter that's big enough to do the job, but no one wants to walk with an aquarium and batteries on their back.
 
2014-01-02 03:56:33 PM  

way south: Plants do not work that way, GOODNIGHT!

flux: I think this is more of a misrepresented art project than an actual, functional design, meant to bring awareness to the problem rather than solve it.

It does make me curious about a functional version, though. Maybe a sealed backpack scrubber/rebreather full of narrow cylinders hosting algae colonies, kept in active production by UV lamps.

You'd get further with standard filtration. Activated charcoal and a hepa filter is a wondrous thing and available in any hardware store.
I could see a bio-filter that's big enough to do the job, but no one wants to walk with an aquarium and batteries on their back.


You're talking about something that filters pollutants out of the air; a rebreather is a completely self-contained breathing system, and a scrubber is a device that converts carbon dioxide to oxygen. There's plenty of options out there already that filter incoming air, but what I'm talking about is a closed system that introduces no new air, but uses organic processes to recycle your exhaled carbon dioxide back into oxygen.
 
2014-01-02 04:19:07 PM  
Here, somebody tried to apply the idea to a CCUBA design. Wouldn't work, obviously, but it's an interesting conceptual design. Might have a place in sci-fi, allowing maybe for some genetically-engineered super-algae that absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at a high enough rate to keep a human breathing.
 
2014-01-02 04:19:49 PM  
Hah, forgot to paste the link.

http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/06/10/calling-all-divers-micro-algae- s cuba/
 
2014-01-02 04:35:12 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-01-02 04:56:06 PM  
Shoulda went with a STALKER or metro 2033 look
 
2014-01-02 04:56:11 PM  
Lets see.  She isn't wrapped up warm due to the coming ice age (1970's), she's wearing what looks to be exceptionally hard to get hold of plastics (1980's), she hasn't covered her arms for the lack of ozone layer (1990's) nor is she wearing UV protective goggles.   The mask isn't air tight and that plant won't provide any real scrubbing of polluted air.   There also doesn't appear to be any way of filtering the water going to the plant either...  doesn't appear to be enough plastic sheeting to deal with fallout either (1960's).

Pick a way the world will end depending on your decade of preference and her little back pack will still fail.  She would actually be better off with a common dust mask you can get from any hardware store.
 
2014-01-02 05:38:02 PM  
fandangogroovers.files.wordpress.com
/hot like the apocalypse
 
2014-01-02 07:28:34 PM  

I declare Jizad!: [a.tgcdn.net image 423x700]


Yeah... If you start explaining that show as being post weird singularity and the majority of critters being nanomachine constructs, finally culminating in Finn's birth as the first new human put together from scratch... it stops being a kids show and turns into the hardest piece of science fiction on TV.
 
2014-01-02 07:34:31 PM  

wildcardjack: I declare Jizad!: [a.tgcdn.net image 423x700]

Yeah... If you start explaining that show as being post weird singularity and the majority of critters being nanomachine constructs, finally culminating in Finn's birth as the first new human put together from scratch... it stops being a kids show and turns into the hardest piece of science fiction on TV.


...that's not far from the truth, actually. The only piece that's missing is the nanotechnology - it's based on a post-apocalyptic future, about a thousand years after the "Great Mushroom War".
 
2014-01-02 08:06:53 PM  

Sybarite: [www.designboom.com image 818x459]

"Only two people left on the planet, and I'm still in the Friend Zone."


I would kill myself... Right after I awake my clone army.
 
2014-01-02 08:32:23 PM  

FormlessOne: wildcardjack: I declare Jizad!: [a.tgcdn.net image 423x700]

Yeah... If you start explaining that show as being post weird singularity and the majority of critters being nanomachine constructs, finally culminating in Finn's birth as the first new human put together from scratch... it stops being a kids show and turns into the hardest piece of science fiction on TV.

...that's not far from the truth, actually. The only piece that's missing is the nanotechnology - it's based on a post-apocalyptic future, about a thousand years after the "Great Mushroom War".


That episode where they revisited the young Marcelene and Ice King in the new wasteland, they visited the town and all the people had gone green goo, and eventually a blob of pink goo dropped a can of chicken soup. Green goo nanites turned into various species, the pink goo evolved into Princess Bubblegum and her kingdom.
 
2014-01-02 10:43:03 PM  

mutterfark: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x387]


Ah, the name of my previous account that got deleted after I didn`t log in for a while some time around 2002. My old account number was around 25000...
 
2014-01-03 10:07:11 AM  
 
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