Some shirts hide you from cameras—but will anyone wear them?
Ars Technica | April 10, 2020
It’s theoretically possible to become invisible to cameras. But can it catch on?
As use of surveillance systems grows and becomes endemic globally, designers worldwide are rising to meet the challenge in a variety of ways. Some, like sunglasses or infrared-blocking scarves, may be able to go mainstream quickly if mass-produced. Others, including Goldstein’s “cloaks” or similar shirts made by a team of researchers from Northeastern University, IBM, and MIT, are a whole lot less likely to catch on.
The trick to expansion is threefold. First, people have to be interested in wearing adversarial designs. Second, the design actually has to work as intended. And third: the design has to be something you wouldn’t mind being seen wearing while also, ideally, being good-looking enough that others will want to wear it, too.
Author = Kate Cox (Ars Technica)