So this week, I dived into research about my project as well as prototyping.
I started reading on water and the positive effects that negative ions have on people — it’s used as a natural anti depressant, there’s bracelets that used to be sold, generators, etc. Apparently being around technology all the time releases positive ions, which drain you, and negative ions are a great way to counter act that. Negative ions manifest mostly in Nature too, which ties into the design aesthetic direction I was going down in nicely.
I also found a DIY tutorial on Instructables on making my own negative ion air ionizer, so I’ll be checking that out.
From there, I started playing with shapes for my wearable. I like the idea of nature informing the aesthetic of my design, in particular, crystals/minerals and any sort of geometric. As Michael Hansmeyer says in his Ted Talk below, I want to borrow nature’s process as my own.