Could this be the most bizarre concept of all time? This dress becomes more transparent the more a user is active online.
Designed by NYU students Pedro Oliveira and Xuedi Che, x.pose is a wearable data-driven sculpture that exposes a person’s skin as a real-time reflection of the data that the wearer is producing, and is designed to show how much we share online without realising it.
The 3D printed dress works using an app to monitor the user’s online activity, and the mesh in the dress can then be controlled accordingly. The reactive displays that change in opacity to reveal the wearer’s skin are controlled by a small computer built into the back of the dress.
The computer constantly monitors the user’s online activity, and, depending on the volume of posts and other activity, panels on the dress can either flicker of become completely transparent.
Che tracked movements using Google’s location system for a month, then created a 3D map based on the data – which was printed on a standard 3D printer to make the frame of the dress.
While this is a cool idea, we think we’re just going to stick with our opaque clothes for now.