June 19, 2014
Revealing too much on the internet may cause you to lose the shirt off your back...literally.
Students at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program have invented a wearable sculpture shirt that becomes more transparent when you reveal information online through social media networks. Designed by Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira as part of their 2014 thesis project, x.pose is made of 3-D printed mesh and 20 hand-cut, individually reactive displays. The shirt is connected to your smart phone and reveals skin as you post information on Facebook and Twitter. The sculpture is intended to send a message about being vulnerable and exposed in the digital age. And although you're not likely to see this thing on the department store racks anytime soon, it might make you think twice before you post another gratuitous selfie.
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