Anticipating Vanity
A scenario set in a future in which space hotels are visited by the priviledged few who can afford it. Critically, their interest lies in resulting publicity not in exploring the unknown.

Although finding themselves in an entirely new environment with unusual conditions, the same earthly, specifically western, beauty ideals apply. Unfamiliar situations, such as the aesthetically problematic effect of zero gravity on long hair must be prevented.

A body adornment, onto which long hair is styled and fastened, serves this purpose. It ensures that the wearer's hair continually 'falls' exactly as intended and preserves the desirable bounce of the hair. As the wearer moves so do the plates holding the hair, simulating the gravity-induced gentle wave of the hair.

Exhibited at Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland

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