The choice of clothing for many people is based on how much they want to stand out of the crowd. While celebrities and fashion models dress to be noticed, the biggest of the world’s population would like to be stealthy. Moreover, everyone would like to be at all times in control of privacy and the increasing surveillance efforts by security agencies don’t help much. The good news is that you can easily beat these efforts and stay off the radar by making the right choice of dressing.
Art Meets Technology
Technological advancements have made facial recognition and identity of unsuspecting individuals easier. Whether you are walking on the street, entering a shopping mall or even visiting an office, your face can be picked out and your identity revealed. The introduction of HyperFace textile print is thus a relief for the many people who would like to walk around without fear of cameras zooming in on them in search of their identity.
HyperFace was designed by Hyphen-Labs and Adam Harvey, who is based in Berlin. The print provides a computer with more than 1,000 options for facial recognition thus confusing it. In an interview, Harvey said that the textile print comes up with false faces for the computer, thus compromising its ability to settle on a single true face.
The more the security world gains from technological innovations and advancements, the more the human privacy loses. However, science and technology experts have found a match in artists such as Harvey and the all-female Hyphen-Labs team. As the years go by, clothes will not only be used for the original function of protecting the body from outside elements and as a means of expression and decoration but also protecting human personality and privacy.