09 May '12, 11am

Bikini Made of E-waste Makes Bold Statement About Women in Technology

Bikini Made of E-waste Makes Bold Statement About Women in Technology

This project first caught my eye as a fairly dumb reuse of electronic components -- after all, in what world would a bikini like this be considered practical or even safe to wear? We've seen our share of shoes, bras and even boxers made out of old computer parts but they're sculptures, not actually wearable. But when I looked a little closer, I realize the brilliance of it. © Alexander Kozovski Created by Jennifer Shannon and Andi Cheung , the bikini calls in to question the role of women in the technology industry. This project hits home for me; considering my role as Technology editor on TreeHugger and the women in my life leading careers in the tech sector, it's never been a question to me that women can be perfectly successful in and important to the industry. And yet, there just aren't that many women taking part. Why? It's a question that has been asked by many for y...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/bikini-made-of-ewaste-m...

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