Masks

  • 3x images of a woman using the mask filter
    Masks from the Past
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    Travel back in time to try out masks from the past The POP team are very pleased to launch the first POP Mask Filter, available on Instagram. Masks are more than you might think. A wide wonderful range of masks...
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  • A (brief) History of Masks
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    As you might have seen in our two previous blog posts, today marks the launch of the POP mask filter. Below is the list of patents included in the filter, they date from 1890 to 1920 and are completely different to...
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  • POP Digital Mask filter – development
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    By Ellen & Kat The POP team have been researching and living with (and in) masks in ways we did not fully anticipate at the beginning of the project. This multiple experience has made exploring the history of masks in...
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  • Some Thoughts on the FACE OFF Symposium
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    Last week, the POP team had the pleasure of attending the Face Off: The Provocations and Possibilities of Masks and Head Coverings online symposium hosted by the Manchester Fashion Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. For two days, academics, artists and fashion practitioners from the US,...
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  • Symposium: FACE OFF
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    The POP team are presenting a paper at the upcoming online symposium FACE OFF hosted by the Manchester Fashion Institute on 13 - 14 January 2021 to explore the agency of face masks and head coverings across different chronologies, cultures...
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  • We have been inventing PPE for centuries. But who gets protected?
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    The classic image of the French plague doctor with the beak mask has been circulating on social media. The proboscis, filled with herbs and spices, apparently safeguarded the wearer from poisonous air borne particles or miasma. While there’s little evidence...
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