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