Adam Harvey has updated CV Dazzle
with all new patterns. (Previously.) The new patterns are aimed at defeating newly developed face detection algorithms from a variety of vendors including OpenCV, VeriLook, and Apple.
His main suggestions are:
- Use contrasting makeup, light colors on dark skin, and vice versa.
- Obscure the nose bridge.
- Partially obscure an eye.
- Modify the contrast, tonal gradients, and spatial relationships of light and dark areas of the face.
- Try obscuring the shape of the head.
- Make the face appear asymmetrical.
Kotaku’s sexy videogame costume contest is complete, and the winner is “sexy companion cube.”
I think the outfit seems a bit too boxy. If this was a real costume, it would probably feature a grey bikini top with pink hearts over the nipples for adults, and a grey princess dress with foil pink hearts vomited all over it with a pink tiara for girls. Goddamn I hate Halloween costumes.
Hacker / Fashion designer Diana Eng created a thermographic scarf that reveals snowflakes at temperatures less than 65 degrees fahrenheit. (Video after the jump.)
It reminds me a bit of Hypercolor shirts, but actually pretty cool.
Adam Harvey played with different makeup patterns to defeat facial detection software. Called CV Dazzle – named after the dazzle camouflage of World War I – it basically asymmetric white and black eye black that is intended to confuse the location of the eyes in relation to the mouth.
While interesting, it isn’t a complete privacy system. Even wearing CV Dazzle, the wearer’s image is still stored. I recall seeing online a hoodie that had high intensity IR LEDs sewn around the opening in an attempt to blind cameras, which I would think either works extremely well, or extremely poorly (i.e. providing more light to the wearer’s face, and thus a sharper image) depending on the orientation of the LEDs. Because of this, it seems like going with an old fashioned mask is better solution, unless you’re afraid of being arrested on a trumped up and dubious
anti-mask law, in which case perhaps CV Dazzle isn’t such a bad idea in order circumvent mass surveillance.
Soo-Mi Park‘s LED Eyelashes are just the thing the every fashionista at Tyrell corporate events, the Game Grid, and The Sprawl will be wearing.
Echos of Diana Eng‘s (see also) Fairytale Fashion, only some how much less geeky.
Video after the jump.
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen is dead. I was never someone who followed fashion, in fact for years I found haute couture baffling until I stopped seeing them as ostensibly clothes, but rather simply as art.
The reason I bring this up is not only because the guy apparently committed suicide, or that the man knew how to put on a show, but because I’ve been sitting on that picture of the Milan Fall 09 “The McQueensberry Rules” show for a year in my drafts folder, and I’ll never get it out if I don’t use it now.
Any of these would have been perfect for someone attending the Edwardian Ball.