Wearables For A Modern Urban Lifestyle

Personal Space Dress

Personal space can be a rare thing in overpopulated contemporary cities. Metro systems in cities like London, Tokyo and Hong Kong can be so overcrowded that you’re forced to share that space with strangers. That’s why Hong Kong-based artist Kathleen McDermott created a dress that automatically expands when someone gets too close.

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  • Placemeter Shows How Busy Places Are In Real-Time


    Surveillance is a hot topic at the moment, and a cause for concern for many. Regardless of this, there are a number of useful ways that surveillance can be applied as an aid to 21st century living. An example of this is the Placemeter, which uses video feeds from across New York City to create an advanced warming system which allows users to find out how busy their destination is in real time.

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    ‘Handup’ For The Homeless


    San Francisco is a city renowned for its art and culture, however it also has a much higher than average homeless population. Residents Zac Witte and Rose Broome created Handup, an innovative text-messaging platform that makes it easier to donate to the homeless.

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