Anti-drone Stealth Wear: the anti-conformist hoodie
ADAM Harvey has designed anti-drone Stealth Wear. Hoodies are useless, says Harvey:
Conformity is what surveillance wants and fashion is anti-conformist. And I think the decision to conform or not happens on a personal level. The projects I’ve been working on act upon surveillance in a way that exploits a vulnerability and makes this vulnerability accessible through using something ordinary (hair, makeup, or fashion) in a non-conformist and legal way.
Items include the anti-drone scarf: “It is also inspired by the rationale behind the hijab, the veil which separates man or the world from God,’ replacing God with drone.”
The thermal visor is a more simple garment, and really only serves to hide the face from above. The UAV silhouette playfully acts as anti-camoflage, showing up as a sharp image in thermal photos.
“I wanted to do a hoodie because it assumes that there is a high enough demand for anti-thermal imaging clothes that one would want to add style.”
And for all those unwelcome pap shots, there’s clutch bag.
The ‘Anti-Drone’ garments are designed with a metallized fabric that protects against thermal imaging surveillance, a technology used widely by UAVs/drones. The enhanced garments are lightweight, breathable, and safe to wear. They work by using highly metallized fibers to reflect heat, thereby masking the wearer’s thermal signature.
Wearing a hooded boob tune will stop people staring at you…