The main difference between the electromagnetic radiation from our screens and sun rays is that we are aware only of the latter. We put on sunscreen when we sunbathe, and yet we leave ourselves completely unprotected while our use of computers, smartphones and iPads increases. With ‘Flight Mode’, Theresa Bastek has not only invented a visualiser that lights up to warn us of a rise in radiation, but also a set of screens, a blanket and pyjamas. These are made from shielding yarns, which act as a Faraday cage, and absorbent carbon materials. ‘Flight Mode’ creates moments of rest and places to recuperate.
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