Gallery: “Stealth Wear” Keeps You Hidden From Drone, Thermal Surveillance

Big Brother is watching you. No really, he is. From closed-circuit cameras on the street to satellites and drones in the sky, surveillance is now an intrinsic part of our daily lives. Not everyone is a fan of the new normal, however. New York-based artist Adam Harvey has taken it upon himself to create a line of speciality garments for foiling government snoopers. To thwart infrared scanners widely used by unmanned aerial vehicles, Harvey created a hoodie, a scarf, and a tent-like coverup using "highly metallized" fibers that reflect heat and mask the wearer's body signature. He also developed a pouch that shields cellphone signals (both incoming and outgoing) from tracking devices, as well as a T-shirt designed to protect the wearer from X-ray radiation.

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Of the three “anti-drone” pieces, two are inspired by Muslim dress. “Conceptually, these garments align themselves with the rationale behind the traditional hijab and burqa: to act as “the veil which separates man or the world from God,” replacing God with drone,” Harvey writes on his website.

Last year, Harvey designed a type of camouflage makeup for fooling face-recognition software.

“Stealth Wear” is just the latest result of Harvey’s ongoing quest for privacy in an increasingly public world. In 2012, he produced “CV Dazzle,” a type of camouflage makeup for fooling face-recognition software. Harvey described it then as a way of “hiding in plain sight using ambiguously deceptive fashion.”

Want to observe Harvey’s work up close? The garments will be on display at Primitive London through the end of the month.

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[Via Discovery News]

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