Data-Powered Clothing Reveals More Or Less Skin In Response To Online Activity
The wearable sculpture 'x.pose' changes opacity to expose a person as they produce trails of information.
Designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro G. C. Oliveira have collaborated on a project that aims to demonstrate how naked and vulnerable we can be in the digital realm. For the ITP Thesis 2014 at NYU, they designed a wearable data-driven sculpture called ‘x.pose‘.
Changing opacity to expose the wearer’s skin, x.pose is a real-time reflection of the data they are producing. The personalized couture mesh armature reacts to the information and causes the wearer to become more transparent and exposed in certain areas.