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two different concepts of wearable displays (or "performative textiles") shown at the recent siggraph conference.

kameraflage is a display garment with elements that appear only in digital photographs as a sort of digital camouflage. for instance, students at private schools & employees of chain-stores will be able to express themselves to their camera phone toting peers.

Animated Textiles uses cloth as an animated surface that is receptive & responsive to external stimuli. all electronic components such as LED lights & circuits are fully integrated into the fabric. in the future, both cloth & clothing will be able to display real-time data input from a variety of sources

[links: c0nn0r.info & hexagram.org|via guardian.co.uk]





I belive that the Kameraflage is fake / vaporware.

Tue 14 Aug 2007 at 8:15 PM

why? you just need something that shows up only in the near-infrared spectrum humans can't see (but most cameras do, although most are fitted with infrared-blocking filters, too in order to get a natural picture)
or the reflector foil people sometimes put on their number-plates, when these are flashed they reflect very strongly but under normal conditions they are transparent.
(the iphone shot may be fake having no flash and as I'm sure an ir-blocking filter)

Tue 14 Aug 2007 at 10:41 PM

here is connor's kameraflage site:


Wed 15 Aug 2007 at 2:03 AM

I don't get it... why does the iPhone see it but the camera taking the picture doesn't?

Wed 15 Aug 2007 at 3:44 AM

Perhaps the I don't get it... why does the iPhone see it but the camera taking the picture doesn't?

Perhaps the camera taking the photo of everything is not digital, and therefore not IR sensitive? It's probably also possible to filter out the IR light to just about any camera. Then there's always just photoshopping after the fact, right?

Fri 17 Aug 2007 at 3:43 AM
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