A dress with two proximity sensors and a plastic armature that allows the dress to expand when a person comes too close to the wearer. The dress is the second piece in Urban Armor, a series of absurd wearable technology pieces investigating the relationship between nonsense and machines in search of a liminal space between the functional and the symbolic, a space in which the boundaries between reality and fiction begin to slip. The pieces are documented in partially-staged, partially-spontaneous performance scenarios. Tutorials for many of the pieces in this series are hosted at urbanarmor.org
USGBC, AIA, and the growing “Coalition” of community organizations and businesses will host a public space festival showcasing various installations and programs to inspire the community to activate pocket parks in the downtown corridor.
We will exhibit 15-20 various ideas for pocket parks in downtown to build a stronger sense of community and sparking social engagement making Miami a more open, attractive, and engaged place to live.