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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  • Dildo Breath

    It probably shows up transparent in the lens.

  • Dildo Breath

    It probably shows up transparent in the lens.

  • http://twitter.com/RodT3 RodT3

    a scanner darkly

  • http://twitter.com/RodT3 Cremaster

    a scanner darkly

  • Xplicitriding

    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…

  • Xplicitriding

    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

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Michialtoo

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

  • Michialtoo

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    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?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    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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