Mask For Full-Head Pixelation In Public Places

Pixelhead_PublicSpace_03-ledeIf you long for privacy in a world of near-constant surveillance, take note. Finally there is an analog device for pixelating one’s face while walking the streets. Wearing this will definitely liven up your day. Via Co.Design (thanks to John K. Smith for the tip):

Martin Backes has designed some conceptual fashion headwear to assuage your paranoia. “Pixelhead” is a full-coverage mask decorated in pixelated colors, so that if you do get caught by Google Street View’s cameras, your privacy is assured.

Clearly, Mr. Backes has his tongue at least partly in-cheek with his design: as he explains on his site, that pixelated pattern is actually a “fashionable” de-rezzed image of German Secretary of the Interior Thomas de Maizière. Pixelhead is no tossed-off piece of conceptual art — created with advisement from fashion designer Liza Sander, this “media camouflage” is made from the finest stretch satin.

If you feel like your commitment to upholding personal privacy in the digital age is worth getting tackled by cops wherever you go, then you can actually order a limited-edition Pixelhead from Backes by contacting him directly. You might even consider applying some anti-face-recognition makeup underneath, just for extra protection. It’ll sure make for an interesting mugshot.

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15 Responses to Mask For Full-Head Pixelation In Public Places

  1. Dildo Breath April 26, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    It probably shows up transparent in the lens.

  2. Dildo Breath April 26, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    It probably shows up transparent in the lens.

  3. RodT3 April 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    a scanner darkly

  4. Cremaster April 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    a scanner darkly

  5. Xplicitriding April 27, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    This will get you shot for sure, I mean if the Muslim women cant wear their hijabs then this has to be illegal. Right? Just like nuns…O wait they are not Muslims so they can wear their “hijabs” sorry, sorry, my mistake…

  6. Xplicitriding April 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    This will get you shot for sure, I mean if the Muslim women cant wear their hijabs then this has to be illegal. Right? Just like nuns…O wait they are not Muslims so they can wear their “hijabs” sorry, sorry, my mistake…

    • dj357 April 27, 2011 at 11:12 am #

      habits don’t obstruct the view of the face. they are however equally stifling and anachronistic.

  7. Anonymous April 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    habits don’t obstruct the view of the face. they are however equally stifling and anachronistic.

  8. Anonymous April 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Is wearing a mask in public illegal? I think this is great. I would risk it just so I could start shit with cops, seriously.

  9. Anonymous April 27, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Is wearing a mask in public illegal? I think this is great. I would risk it just so I could start shit with cops, seriously.

  10. Michialtoo April 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    21st Century burka for the rest of us in the world.

  11. Michialtoo April 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    21st Century burka for the rest of us in the world.

  12. brian July 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Wait a minute….that’s just one of those full face masks you where when it’s cold out….except it’s just got a bunch of squares painted on it, which makes it look sort of stupid. ……….How’s this supposed to be interesting again?

  13. brian July 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Wait a minute….that’s just one of those full face masks you where when it’s cold out….except it’s just got a bunch of squares painted on it, which makes it look sort of stupid. ……….How’s this supposed to be interesting again?

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