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What if over-sharing on social media made you naked!

By Sj.Cliff
What if over-sharing on social media made you naked!

A lot of us are guilty of over-sharing – nobody really wants to see what we’ve had for dinner guys. As we get more mobile, we have the ability to bore people from wherever we are.

But what if, the more you shared online, the more you showed in real life?

A team of researchers have created a dress that does just that. The unconventional framework of the dress is created from a map of your movements (taken from your phones GPS) and 3D printed.

That frame is then filled in with special panels that can switch between being coloured and clear. Depending on where you are and how much you’re sharing, certain panels vary between quick flickers and showing the world EXACTLY what you’ve got.

Your online activity is constantly monitored, meaning there’s no hiding from the overshare.

The designers behind the project, Pedro Oliveira and Xuedi Che of NYU say: '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,'.

'As more data is produced and collected from the wearer, the more naked she will become.

The team say their project is designed to show how much we share online without realising it.

'In the physical realm we can deliberately control which portions our bodies are exposed to the world by covering it with clothing. In the digital realm, we have much less control of what personal aspects we share with the services that connect us. In the digital realm we are naked and vulnerable.'

If you don’t like a cheeky nip-slip I wouldn’t play this promo video.


So would you update as much if you had smart clothes? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter! (Yes we understand the irony.)


Tagged: video, new, facebook, art

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