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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:11 AM

This Dress Turns Clear When You're Turned On



http://mashable.com/2013/02/06/transparent-dress/

A Netherlands-based fashion designer has created a high-tech dress line that turns clear when you get excited. How's that for being transparent on a date?

Called Intimacy from designer Daan Roosegaarde, founder of Studio Roosegaarde the project aims to explore the relationship between technology and the body's interactions. The dresses, which are called 'Intimacy White' and 'Intimacy Black,' are made out of opaque smart e-foils. When the body gets excited and the heart races, the coils turn clear.

The smart foils have a blend of wireless technology, LED lights, cooper and other materials. "Social interactions determine the garmentsʼ level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure," the company says on its site.

Although the concept isn't entirely new the company has been working on prototypes since 2010 its new 2.0 line has been making its rounds online in advance of Valentine's Day. The dresses are currently on display privately in Hong Kong and Paris and will be shown at Kent State University in Ohio in September.

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Reply This Dress Turns Clear When You're Turned On (Original post)
steve2470 Feb 2013 OP
sakabatou Feb 2013 #1
wandy Feb 2013 #2
brooklynite Feb 2013 #32
wandy Feb 2013 #41
cbrer Feb 2013 #3
Whisp Feb 2013 #40
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 #4
FarCenter Feb 2013 #28
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #5
Arkansas Granny Feb 2013 #6
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #8
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #7
Fla_Democrat Feb 2013 #9
theKed Feb 2013 #10
Fla_Democrat Feb 2013 #38
theKed Feb 2013 #39
seabeyond Feb 2013 #11
dawg Feb 2013 #12
seabeyond Feb 2013 #14
dawg Feb 2013 #15
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #18
dawg Feb 2013 #21
seabeyond Feb 2013 #23
loli phabay Feb 2013 #45
seabeyond Feb 2013 #47
loli phabay Feb 2013 #48
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #13
Dr. Strange Feb 2013 #26
Recursion Feb 2013 #36
steve2470 Feb 2013 #42
Recursion Feb 2013 #43
roody Feb 2013 #16
dawg Feb 2013 #20
MattBaggins Feb 2013 #17
dawg Feb 2013 #19
loli phabay Feb 2013 #46
rug Feb 2013 #22
kudzu22 Feb 2013 #24
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #25
seabeyond Feb 2013 #27
Nine Feb 2013 #37
kwassa Feb 2013 #29
BigAnth Feb 2013 #30
Nine Feb 2013 #34
DavidDvorkin Feb 2013 #31
ismnotwasm Feb 2013 #33
Cleita Feb 2013 #35
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #44

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:19 AM

1. No pictures of the models when they're turned on?

I am dissapoint.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:50 AM

2. Here we go agan. Our tech out paces our culture....

Sexy? You bet! whohoooo. Bring it on!
Something I want to encounter at the grocery store?
Meh. I think I'll pass on that, thank you.

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Response to wandy (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:20 PM

32. So, squeezing the Charmin doesn't do it for you?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:45 PM

41. An that would be betwix me and the Charmin......

Now wouldn't that be the way of it laddy.
HA Ha.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:00 AM

3. What if something...unusual turns her on?

 

Or him I guess!

Life got more complicated for me when all these cultures and subcultures emerged. I think it's great in terms of personal freedom, and transparent clothing. Guess I'll have to make a trip to Kent St.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:32 PM

40. or what if she appears 'turned on' means she is asking to be raped?

we all know there are knuckledragging throwbacks that will take this as a message.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:04 AM

4. Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers"

I'm standing right behind you and just threw up.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:29 AM

5. Interesting

in the appropriate time and place. Not necessarily good for grocery shopping as mentioned above, but one suspects that it would not be worn there.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:55 AM

6. Have you been shopping lately?

I wouldn't bet on not seeing someone wearing something like this.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:59 AM

8. I work retail

so yeah, I get into a store everyday and I see all sorts of "interesting" people and such.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:57 AM

7. like a mood ring, it also turns clear when you're afraid, anxious, sick & feverish, etc.

 

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:05 AM

9. So, if you're in an automobile accident....

The dresses, which are called 'Intimacy White' and 'Intimacy Black,' are made out of opaque smart e-foils. When the body gets excited and the heart races, the coils turn clear.

And your heart is racing, and your blood is pumping... don't get out of the car, or you will cause more accidents?






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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:37 AM

10. If you're in an accident

it would make it easier for paramedics to see where your injuries are? Maybe?

(How you look is probably the least of your worries at that point, probably, anyways)

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Response to theKed (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:06 PM

38. Maybe, but if you have no injuries

and the reason for the elevated heart rate was because your insurance was going to sky rocket.

I personally think this would be great for jogging suits. Jogging along, get too hot, heart rate gets too high, boom, naked. now you gotta slow down, cover up, hide behind a garbage can. Let your body relax a bit. Would cut down on heart attacks and heat stroke.








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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:20 PM

39. Or cause them in others

If you know what I mean. Giggity.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:20 AM

11. and where are the pants for men, that we can display their body equally? nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:27 AM

12. Ha! You've never been a man so you can't really appreciate.

When we get "turned" on, those flat front cotton dockers and/or wrangler jeans don't do much to conceal it. Embarrassing.

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Response to dawg (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:33 AM

14. hey, exposed is exposed.

be it nipples or a dick. but, that is not what the dress is about. put the pants on the men, then lets talk. when everyone gets a flash of everyone, then we are on a level playing field.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:48 AM

15. Fair is fair.

You are right. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

I once had a pair of white swim trunks that turned out to be the worst of all possible worlds. After they had been washed a few times, they still looked fine dry. But once they got wet, the white fabric turned totally transparent.

At least my wife enjoyed the swim that day.

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Response to dawg (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:34 AM

18. Hahahaha!

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:46 AM

21. It could have turned into a really sexy moment ...

if not for all of the other people in the pool.

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Response to dawg (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:58 AM

23. ah, i remember the white short shorts, lol. yes. but then, i was a competitive swimmer thru out

youth and living in calif. everything was pretty transparent with what we wore, day in and day out. was a norm.

we didnt do nudity the way we do today. it was much more freeing and egalitarian in the odd kinda way. today it is all about imbalance, control, domination. i think it is sad.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:04 PM

45. this tech would be wasted on guys. or it would short out after blinking on and off every six second

 

Or so. May as well use saran wrap as someone said.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #45)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:12 PM

47. oh, bullshit. geez. lets put one out in orbit and bury another. doesnt this get old for you.

and it is not about the guy. it would be for the women. that is the point.

always looking at it from the mans sexuality.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #47)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:16 PM

48. no im saying that guys get wood at the most inopportune moments we dont even need anything sexual

 

You can be standing watching a horse running around a field or fanny craddock baking cakes and old man wood pops up. Hence the tech would short out rather quickly.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:29 AM

13. A male version of this would have been a big problem for me through most of junior high school and

high school. It's bad enough you have to try to hide your junk under your desk when teacher's asking for somebody to do that math problem at the board!

Ah, who am I kidding. I'd still be walking around in see-through clothes 75% of the time! It's the black leggings with the knee-high boots, people! This fashion trend cannot coexist with my "Turned On Jeans!"

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:59 AM

26. There already is a male version of this.

It's called "Saran Wrap".

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:38 PM

36. We come equipped with a male version of this, unfortunately

I hated junior high...

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Response to Recursion (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:52 PM

42. I did too lol

Trips to the blackboard (showing my age here) were pure misery lol

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #42)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:53 PM

43. I remember the horribly uncomfortable sex-ed portion of health class in 7th grade

when one of the girls asked "you mean guys can just get erections? it doesn't mean they were playing with themselves?" We all slammed our foreheads into our desks.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:18 AM

16. The model needs some food.

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Response to roody (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:44 AM

20. She might just be naturally skinny.

The photo doesn't really show anything to indicate that she's unhealthy. I know a girl who is a size zero, but perfectly healthy. That's just her nature.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:21 AM

17. Did you just run up the stairs or

are you just happy to see me.

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:42 AM

19. I have always wished that we had tails.

I would be really curious to see which women would start wagging their tails whenever I walked through the door. Would it be the ones I expect? Would there be some that would surprise me?

Of course, tail wagging would just indicate affection, and sexual attraction doesn't necessarily have anything to do with that. Still, it would be nice information to have. if only to see whether my innate male intuition has any accuracy at all in these matters.

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Response to dawg (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:06 PM

46. tails would be awesome though id rather females had cat ones so i know when they are angry

 

And guys could have dog ones as we are kinda dumb like dogs.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:48 AM

22. If they make something like this for men, the TSA can just wave on all the male pasengers.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:31 AM

24. Ok, I'm turned on

It's not working...

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:50 AM

25. What if the guy tries to date rape the wearer

and she gets excited from fear instead of desire and her heart races? I can see controversy over defense attorneys in court trying to introduce the dress in evidence to claim it wasn't rape because her dress said "yes".

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:04 PM

27. silly person, this has nothing to do with the woman. it is ALL about man, .... again.

rape... pffft, she was asking for it.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:46 PM

37. This aspect occurred to me.

Though I hadn't thought of it in such literal terms. I was thinking more about the symbolism. How long have we been saying, "No means no," regardless of what a man thinks a woman is communicating through her attire or body language or other "signals"? And now we have a dress that purports to speak for a woman regarding her sexual readiness and literally undress her before the man's eyes. Instead of the old, "Your lips say no, but your eyes say yes," we'll have, "but your dress says yes."

Of course, I think this is more of an academic critique. I don't see the dress hitting the stores anytime soon. From an artistic standpoint, I think this is an innovative use of new technology. As for the other aspects, opening up a discussion about such issues may have been part of the artist's/designer's intent.

If a version of the dress ever did hit stores, the only real use I could see for it would be to wear for a romantic evening at home with your husband or trusted partner.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:18 PM

29. on display at Kent State University in September .... huh?

Do they need the National Guard to, uh, guard them?

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Response to kwassa (Reply #29)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:37 PM

30. Kent State is known for their work on liquid crystals

such as those used in calculator and digital watch displays, TVs and also, I assume, in this unusual application. The Glen H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute was founded at Kent State Universtity in 1965.

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Response to BigAnth (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:34 PM

34. No, they probably mean the fashion museum there.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:18 PM

31. Women who are turned on by art would be advised not to wear that to a museum.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:26 PM

33. What for the guys?

Oh.... Well guys need fashion too.


Stupid, and my guess unreliable and very expensive.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:37 PM

35. It's rather ugly. Maybe it's better when transparent. n/t

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:00 PM

44. "Your Lips Tell Me No, No, But There's Yes, Yes in Your Dress."

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