The INTIMACY project (there is no great stagnation)

by on April 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm in Uncategorized, Web/Tech | Permalink

INTIMACY is a high-tech fashion project exploring the relation between intimacy and technology. Its high-tech garments entitled ‘Intimacy White’ and ‘Intimacy Black’ are made out of opaque smart e-foils that become increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people.

Social interactions determine the garmentsʼ level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure.

INTIMACY 2.0 features Studio Roosegaardeʼs new, wearable dresses composed of leather and smart e-foils which are daringly perfect to wear on the red carpet. In response to the heartbeat of each person, INTIMACY 2.0 becomes more or less transparent.

There is more information here, and for the pointer I thank Samir Varma.

1 Rahul April 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Market for heartbeat emulators?

2 Marie April 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Yeah, we’ll NEVER go wrong having too many mediocre STEM graduates.

3 Alistair April 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Brilliant. How could this go wrong?

Well, if you’re of a nervous disposition, don’t worry about malfunctions rendering you naked in public. I mean don’t even think about it. Your heartbeat will rise, panic will set in, and before you know it you’re nude in the high street. …

4 anon April 7, 2014 at 7:58 pm

positive feedback loop

5 DougT April 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Is this the place where someone says something about the Emperor’s clothes?

6 Thor April 8, 2014 at 2:55 am

No, that’s next door. This is Arguments.

7 Marie April 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

No, it’s not.

8 Sigivald April 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I’d assume this is an elaborate joke, but you can’t tell with “art” like that.

I’m not sure there’s even a difference between “serious” and “not serious” in that context.

9 JWatts April 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

“but you can’t tell with “art” like that.”


10 Kabal April 7, 2014 at 9:03 pm

There is no great stagnation in technology for attention whores to attention whore.

11 Bill Conerly April 8, 2014 at 1:28 am

Didn’t Kurt Vonnegut have a story with a similar theme?

Although I guess you can say that about most interesting ideas.

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