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Alfredo Barsuglia sites social pool in remote area of the Mojave desert

25 July 2014

Swimmer in a pool

On a small patch of land in a remote part of the Mojave desert, Alfredo Barsuglia has inserted an eleven-by-five-foot wide bath open for public use – called Social pool.

The only way to reach the oasis is by receiving its GPS coordinates and the key to open its cover from the MAK Centre for Art and Architecture. 

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Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to identify examples of creative and critical thinking in technological practice. (level 4)
  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to explain possible physical and functional attributes for a technological outcome when provided with intended user/s, a purpose, and relevant social, cultural, and environmental details to work within. (level 4)


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Keywords: pool, desert, resistant materials, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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