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Patent Drawing, Bioaerosol Microtrapping Biofilm, from Designing for the Sixth Extinction, 2013

This is a Patent drawing. It was designed by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is digital print with aluminum frame.

Diagrammed here is Ginsberg’s vision for a self-replicating biofilm designed to trap airborne pollutants. The designer creates seductive narrative images and technical patent diagrams that suggest the business of intellectual property.

It is credited Courtesy of Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 31.5 × 41.4 cm (12 3/8 × 16 5/16 in.) (framed)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

This image has a Copyright statement: © Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

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