x.pose is a wearable data-driven sculpture that exposes a person’s skin as a real-time reflection of the data that the wearer is producing.
She decided to aggregate this data collected on her everyday, building a mobile app to do the job using Node.js and PhoneGap. X.pose is the result of those data points, which have been translated into an abstract geometric representation using 3D printing software Rhino. Under the mesh is an array of displays that can change in opacity according to which location you are in (mapped out into the design) and how much data you are giving up at any given minute, in real time. They are made from electrochromic film, which becomes transparent when a current is passed through at a specific frequency. The app doing the data calculations is driving that current, with the panels controlled by an Arduino and linked to the app by Bluetooth. Give too much away and you will be bare for the world to see.