Hacker Fashion – ‘Sportlens 180‘
Camo/crypsis technology has made large strides in the last few years, with lots of novel cloaking concepts coming to market. BAE’s Adaptiv cloaking garms, Hyperstealth Biotechnology’s light-bending Quantum Stealth material, and Susumu Tachi’s slick invisibility cloak, which uses nano-antennae to redirect light waves and deflect photons, are all worth a mention.
Even the Russians and Chinese are in the masking game: Rostec’s full-body exoskeleton with advanced military camouflage for the infantry and the PLA’s ‘Xingkong’ get-ups (from Casdilly) have come out with inventive wearables for incognito modes. America’s brilliant Fibrotex even fashioned multi-spectrum gear invisible to infrared and thermal radars, allowing you to evade ‘computer vision’ and blend into all terrains and domains despite peeping drones overhead and omnipresent AIs.
But designers Phoebe Heess and Gabriel Platt just dropped the ‘Sportlens 180’, a naughties-inspired rave visor that protects you from facial recognition technology, Orwellian surveillance and dangerous UV radiation. Whether you are rioting in NYC, demonstrating against the despotic Russian regime in Moscow or dispatched on an espionage mission in Dalian, China, all those CCTV cams/prying digital eyes won’t even know you’re there.
Crafted from comfy scuba material, durable neoprene, proprietary micro-mesh and malleable fabrics, the Sportlens looks like tactical headgear from the dystopian future. The visor wraps perfectly around your head and features an adjustable drawstring to secure it, as well as a reflective black sight-line resembling a polished lens. The sporty/stealthy get-up is super lightweight, polarized, allows for situational awareness/peripheral vision and has an optimal center of gravity. Modularized and easy to pack, you can sneak it across borders (‘Chop‘/’Chaz‘) on your way to infiltrate fifth column elements.
Tech-wise, it can outwit pattern-recognizing sensors and nosy algorithms — perfect for your next neo-Jacobin jihad, anti-gov rumble or superfun statue desecration! On privacy, Phoebe and Gabriel said, “CCTV cams/algos will have problems classifying facial features and textures, unable to define biometrics because a portion of the face is obscured. Even if an AI can make out the eyes, the refraction of the lens will distort the results.” In other words, the Sportlens can help you remain relatively anonymous. Cool!
We love the dark 90s-inspo, futuristic/’gothlete’ aesthetic and vampire-esque/rave-y feel. It is perfect for festivals, protests and violent coup d’etats in countries like Venezuela, North Korea, China and France! Buy it here!
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Photography Phoebe Heess
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