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The Spider Dress That Reacts To Personal Space Invaders

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Published on Nov 14, 2016

Fashion-tech designer Anouk Wipprecht has built a Spider Dress, which reacts based on how close you're standing and how quickly you approached. It's based on 'proxemics': the study of personal space... although how much of that counts as science is an open question. Let's talk about Edward T Hall, about what counts as science, and what happens if you get too close to someone.

Anouk's dress is on display at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco until March 2017: http://www.autodesk.com/gallery/
You can follow the Autodesk Gallery on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/autodeskgallery/

Anouk's web site is at http://www.anoukwipprecht.nl/
and she's on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/Satincandy

Autodesk's YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/user/Autodesk

FULL DISCLOSURE: Autodesk were good enough to cover my travel to San Francisco, but they haven't paid me and had no control over the script, the content or the final cut!

BIBLOGRAPHY:
Hall, E. (1963). A System for the Notation of Proxemic Behavior. American Anthropologist, 65(5), pp.1003-1026.
Hall, E. (1966). The hidden dimension. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday.

Video edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
Camera by Andy Westhoff

I'm at http://www.tomscott.com/
on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott
on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott
and on Instagram and Snapchat as tomscottgo

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