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Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira’s 3D printed bustier changes from opaque to transparent as you share more data online. On Cnet:

To achieve the “now you see it, now you don’t” effect of the dress, Chen first created a mobile app using Node.js and PhoneGap to track her data trail over about a month’s time. This resulted in a set of information that she translated into the dress’ design, which was created using Rhino and output through a 3D printer. She then embedded the changeable panels into the black webbing.

“The panels are made of smart film, or electrochromic film,” Chen told Crave. “It’s used most commonly for privacy glass. “The film is opaque when off, and running a specific amount of electricity through it ‘switches’ it to transparent in microseconds.”


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