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  • “…Jammer Coat makes you utterly untrackable…” [#geekgirl]

    [Image via Fast Company]

    [Image via Fast Company]

    [Via this Fast Company article] “Vienna-based architectural design firm Coop Himmelblau has come up with a CHBL Jammer Coat that lets you disappear, sort of. Unlike wearable tech like Google Glass, meant to better connect you to the world, the Jammer Coat makes you utterly untrackable.

    Created for curator Alessandro Guerriero’s “Abiti da lavoro” exhibit (“work clothes”) the “metallized” fabric blocks radio waves and tracking devices so you can be incognito–minus the giant black-and-white coat. (Caveat: No one can access your credit card info and your mobile devices, but that means neither can you.)”


  • The Next Black – A film about the Future of Clothing [#geekgirl]

  • #Android Wear Developer Preview [#geekgirl]

  • “Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ wants to turn your hands into an augmented reality keyboard” [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: Pocket Lint]

    [Image Credit: Pocket Lint]

    [From a Pocket-Lint article] “Samsung appears to be working on an augmented reality keyboard that virtually projects letters on to a user’s fingers for typing. This not only reveals a new input method but also adds weight to the rumour Sammy is working on a set of “Galaxy Glass” smart glasses.

    The augmented reality finger keyboard appeared in a patent filed by Samsung last August at the World Intellectual Property Organisation which has just been made public.”

  • Almost Not-There Wearables [#geekgirl] [#AR]

    [Image Via: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology]

    [Image Via: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology]

    [From Gigaom]: “The ultimate wearable may be one we hardly even recognize is there. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology researchers published a paper (subscription required) in Nature Communications today describing an ultra-thin thin circuit that is small and flexible enough to wrap around a human hair or lay on top of a contact lens, opening up some interesting applications….The researchers were able to attach a film to a contact lens, creating a device that could be used to monitor, for example, the eye pressure of someone who has glaucoma. But there are lots of other potential uses, including long-term implants, solar cells or environmental sensors.”

  • #PRISOM: A Synthetic Reality Game Exhibited at ISMAR2013 [#geekgirl]

    [From the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) Website] “In recent years, mixed and augmented reality has been expanding from an exciting research field into a commercially viable technology. The field is highly interdisciplinary, combining work in diverse disciplines, ranging from human centered research into user interfaces, interaction techniques, education, design, human factors, wearable computing and mobile computing, through more technology oriented research including computer graphics, display technology, computer vision, sensors, signal processing and computer networking. The growing interest in mixed and augmented reality applications is creating new challenges for research in all of these areas. The conference tracks are: The Science & Technology (S&T) program The Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) program…”

    ["#PRISOM is a Synthetic Reality Game where a player is set loose in a Glass City under infinite surveillance. Will you be brave enough to enter?"]

    [From the MARart4 Exhibition/Transreal Topologies Exhibition Website] “Transreal Topologies Exhibition October 1st-5th 2013, The Royal Institute Australia and Centenary Building @ UniSA. Official Opening With Artist Talks @ RIAus from 6pm on October 1st. Transreal Topologies will be held in conjunction with The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. The exhibition explores the field of mixed and augmented reality art (MARart), presenting a range of transdisciplinary artworks that are contributing to the development of a unique language for MARart, as both a medium and an area of inquiry. The exhibition focuses on modes of representation that deal with the augmentation of data, beyond traditional surfaces, in order to merge notions virtual and real in regards to objects, data and identity…

    These works have been endorsed by an international selection panel, under the curation of Julian Stadon. This is the inaugural exhibition organised by the Mixed and Augmented Reality Art Research Organisation (

    Artists: Tracey Benson, Mez Breeze/Andy Campbell, Andrew Burrell, Mar Canet/Varvara Guljajeva, Joshua Hagler, Damian Hills, Troy Innocent, Pierre Proske, Jorge Ramirez, Paul Thomas/Kevin Raxworthy. Curated/Organised by Julian Stadon.”

  • Man Wearing Google Glass Breaks Window While Watching Youtube Video [#geekgirl]

    [via ian_ruotsala]

  • Google Glass Privacy Cover [#geekgirl]

    Google Glass Privacy Cover

    Google Glass Privacy Cover [via Thingiverse]

    “This is made to cover the camera and display in a glass device. You can still see the display through the back.”

  • Zach Blas: Facial Weaponization Suite [#geekgirl]

    Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face from zach blas on Vimeo.

    “The Facial Weaponization Suite develops forms of collective and artistic protest against biometric facial recognition–and the inequalities these technologies propagate–by making masks in community-based workshops that are used for public intervention. One mask, the Fag Face Mask, is a response to scientific studies that link determining sexual orientation through rapid facial recognition. This mask is generated from the biometric facial data of many queer men’s faces, resulting in a mutated, alien facial mask that cannot be read or parsed by biometric facial recognition technologies.”

    Fag Face Mask

    Fag Face Mask

  • Google Glass Has Sneaky Labs Features [#geekgirl]

    GoogleGlass Wink

    Via The Android Police:

    “These experiments are probably still works in progress. Some of these settings barely work, some might work but I have no idea what they should do, and some work really, really well and should probably be turned on by default. If you’d like to see some of the cooler ones in action, here’s a video:”