Kathleen McDermott’s Auto Filter scarf

Kathleen McDermott’s Auto Filter scarf


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Kathleen McDermott’s Personal Space Dress

Lots of people are talking about Hong Kong–based artist Kathleen McDermott’s Personal Space Dress, which features sensors that will automatically expand the dress' skirt when another person stands too close.

The dress is part of McDermott’s Urban Armor collection, which also includes the Miss-My-Face veiled hat, which will shield the wearer from closed circuit cameras, and the Auto Filter, a “robotic scarf,” which automatically “responds to pollution data.”

The accompanying videos are pretty great and the artist includes a project library on the Urban Armor website for those who want DIY their own.