Urban Armor # 1: "The Auto Filter" v.1.0.

A scarf with a built-in pollution sensor, The Auto Filter will automatically cover the face of the wearer when it senses urban pollutants such as alcohol, cigarettes and car exhaust.

Urban Armor is a series of absurd wearable technology pieces investigating the relationship between nonsense and machines in search of a liminal space between the functional and the symbolic, a space in which the boundaries between reality and fiction begin to slip. The pieces are documented in partially-staged, partially-spontaneous performance scenarios. Tutorials for many of the pieces in this series are hosted at urbanarmor.org

Urban Armor was picked up by Fashioning Tech, Adafruit and Metatrend Magazine

Arduino, servos, pollution sensor, fabric
School of Creative Media
City University of Hong Kong
2013