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Zero G° Choreographies

Troy Nachtigall (Department of Industrial Design, TU Eindhoven), Jacqueline Naismith (College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington)


What if physical interaction in zero gravity was an everyday occurrence?

The Zero G° Suit asks how might we communicate position, direction and acceleration as we engage with others in zero g° or alt.g° environments. Movement In zero g is complicated. This requires new codes of interaction in relation to intended direction, physical interaction and personal space.

We used uniquely reflective and iridescent materials to explore questions that ask how we might non verbally communicate as we float in, around and across each other in these environments. Design decisions involving materials allow for a nuanced system of communication while retaining a high level of aesthetic appeal.

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