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(no)where(now)here : 2 gaze-activated dresses by ying gao

The series comprising two dresses, made of photo luminescent thread and embedded eye tracking technology, is activated by spectators’ gaze. A photograph is said to be “spoiled” by blinking eyes – here however, the concept of presence and of disappearance are questioned, as the experience of chiaroscuro (clarity/obscurity) is achieved through an unfixed gaze.

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Teague Pulse Urban Bike Concept

Awesome concept from Teague. The Pulse bike features photo-luminescent powder coating for added visibility and safety while riding at night.

“Pulse combines the beautiful efficiency of time-tested components with features invented for the urban landscape, drawing new eyes to centuries old technology for human locomotion.

Intuitive controls borrowed from motorcycles bring safety and sophistication; a push to cancel switch controls bar-end mounted LED turn signals. A rechargeable battery bundle is mounted in the hollow steer turn, removable for charging via cell phone micro USB.”