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3/8/2018

Today I had my final critique of my most recent project, prosthesis.

So I give you my final title: What the (gender)fuck?

Could facial hair prosthetics challenge the preconceptions of masculinity and heteronormative forms of gender?

We live in a world where society...

3/1/2018

Following my formative assessment, I really have some important factors to consider moving forward in this project. One particular aspect that really hit home was that my project does not seem indicative of my personal influence and style. To be honest, I have really f...

2/17/2018

I have been struggling to a find a particular context to link my design practice to the correct audience directed for these prosthetics, but have now finally found a specific synthesised proposal. 

There is a rare form of Alopecia known as Alopecia Barbae which only aff...

2/10/2018

Today's workshop focused on the various techniques of moulds and model making. So for my project I naturally focused on facial hair moulds using modrock and filling the negative with latex and silicone; or applying silicone directly onto my face. Below is a selection o...

2/10/2018

Our spring term project entitled 'Prosthesis' asks us to develop and create a well-crafted prosthetic, which is not indicative of an artificial limb, but more of a potential gateway between the body and the rest of the world.  

So welcome to Prosthesium Capillus! A...

2/8/2018

This week I have been racking my brain on how to create the perfect skin!
I have experimented with bio-plastics, silicone and latex. The trouble is to try and replicate the exact skin texture to create a perfect prosthetic. The other issue is to try and replicate the p...

11/22/2017

Yesterday I presented my work in progress for my mid-project critique, where I displayed all my research and experiments to date. The project so far has been challenging but I have enjoyed the designing and making side more than I though I would. It has been really int...

11/20/2017

Our new project 'Re-Manufacturing' challenges us to identify what we feel is the most important aspect of our object, in my case aspirin, and re-imagine it:

'Disrupting the physical consumption and materiality of the pharmaceutical industry' 

My idea is to completely alt...

11/11/2017

Yesterday I had my final presentation and critique for my recent project 'Future Manufacturing'.

My research identified many aspects regarding aspirin such as:

- Historical uses and the development of aspirin 

- Chemical production on a mass scale

- RRP inflation of aspir...

11/9/2017

During this week, I have been updating my research for my presentation tomorrow on Aspirin.

One keen area of interest has developed from my visit to The Chelsea Physic Garden, identifying the historical uses of medicinal plants in the pharmaceutical industry. 

The White...

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