Portrait of the artist in the air shower
Yasmin Afsar (graduate student)
As an electrical engineering graduate student, I spend many hours in the cleanroom, unusually attired as in the photo. A cleanroom is used for research that requires a low level of environmental pollutants. Skin, hair, and clothing emit millions of tiny particles that can foul our micro- and nanoscale electronic devices, and every precaution is taken to prevent this. Here, the artist enters the cleanroom in full costume through a 20 second air shower.