COUNTERSURVEILLANCE DESIGN STRATEGY
By evaluating our biometric data such as our face, the way we move or gesture, with the help of artificial intelligence more and more new procedures are being developed to capture and evaluate our appearance. Only with the help of clothing can we protect our sensitive biometric data. With our collection we offer a new field of application within fashion. A self-determined handling of privacy not only promotes a healthy development of one’s personality but is also the basis for a democratic social system.
We have succeeded in making privacy literally wearable for everyone. Our claim is to develop the greatest possible variation of solutions against different existing or future surveillance technologies. We are aware that these technologies can change quickly and that new ones will most likely be added. We consider this change an advantage for our project, as we can develop new approaches for our clothing by re-evaluating the situation, and at the same time deal with it in a playful way. This game of cat-and-mouse creates above all a deeper understanding of how these technologies work and thus builds the scientific foundation of our work. Coupled with a wearable, modern design this forms our innovation model.
Nicole Scheller and Marcel Göbe and have complete different academic backgrounds. Marcel studied computer science and during his studies he participated in the NAO-Robotics-Team of the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, which deals with artificial intelligence. His focus was software development, the development of test scenarios and the analysis of algorithms. Nicole studied fashion design at the AKS in Schneeberg Germany and at the swedish school of Textiles in Borås. Nicole's studies combined both artistic and technical basics. Her involvement in processing technologies, knitting and pattern construction, led to new approaches and insights that formed the basis.