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N.Y.S Bloom

2d / 3d Transformation - Flat HDPE Sheets Become a 3d Shape via Inflation

The third topic in this series of design research projects revolves around inflatable structures that can be digitally manufactured. The project stands as a physical visualization of film plastic pollution and how individuals can contribute to the ‘blooming’ and grotesque transformation of an initially beautiful structure. Students use plastic sheets and a CNC cutter and sheet welder to build their project. Passersby are subsequently asked to bring their plastic bags and install them on the outer surface, which recasts the project as a horrific bloom that reminds us of contemporary issues of film plastic.

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