Fancy hat shields you from bright lights, big city jerks #WearableWednesday
Fast Co posted this great project from designer Sangli Li. It’s a hat that unfurls protection against bright lights, loud noises and unwanted advances.
Expressive Wearables, by interaction designer Sangli Li, at California’s Art Center College of Design, uses clothing as a loud-and-clear communication tool to express your dismay at unwanted or unsavory interactions. The hat is adorned with small fans (like the hand-held variety wielded by 17th-century ladies) that fold and unfold when you get accosted with loud noise, bright lights, or a body that comes too close.
This hat has no social filter. Inspired by haute couture clothing, which is expressive rather than utilitarian, the hat is designed to shout out your attitude. When a bright light flashes in your face, the fans unfold and cover your eyes. If that’s not polite, well, neither was the light. If someone yells at you or gets too close, other fans fold over your ears to physically signal that you are not listening.
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