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These gaze-activated dresses are the coolest thing you’ll see all day


Fashion designer Ying Gao has created a pair of dresses that light-up and writhe around when you stare directly at them.Called Nowhere and Nowhere, the dresses use an eye-tracking system to detect when a spectator is looking. A person’s gaze activates tiny motors that move parts of the dress in any number of patterns. The system can also turn off the lights and illuminate the dresses.Here’s a video of the dresses in action sorry for the click-through; embedding has been disabled.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.