x.pose 3D Printed Corset Has Data Transparency

The x.pose corset is a piece of wearable data-driven sculpture that is intended to display the wearer's degree of data transparency.


(x.pose 3D printed data transparency corset video)

‘x.pose’ broadcasts the wearer’s data everyone to see. a server and mobile app were built to collect xuedi — the designer’s geolocation data over time to use as the basis for a personalized 3D printed flexible mesh. using arduino and bluetooth, the app communicates with a layer of reactive displays that reflects the trails of information that she produces. the displays are divided up into patches that represent neighborhoods and change in opacity depending on the wearer’s current location. depending on the site she is most near too, the spot on the body will pulse, revealing the fact that her data is being collected and simultaneously exposing her skin. as her data emissions are collected, the wearer becomes more and more naked.

SF great Philip K. Dick was fascinated with the idea of transparent dresses, and mentioned them several times in his novels and stories. In his 1953 story The Trouble with Bubbles, he refers to side glance robes.

In his brilliant 1954 story Sales Pitch, Dick describes the plastirobe:

She leaped to her feet. "Let's go out tonight and celebrate. Okay?" Her slim fingers fumbled at the zipper of her shorts. "I'll put on my new plastirobe, the one I've never had nerve enough to wear."

Her eyes sparkled with excitement as she hurried into the bedroom. ""You know the one I mean? When you're up close it's translucent but as you get farther off it becomes more and more sheer until -"

"I know the one," Morris said wearily. "I've seen them advertised on my way home from work..."

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