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QR-Coded Jackets

Julie Helles Erikson Blends Physical Aspects with Digital Elements

— July 16, 2018 — Tech
Julie Helles Erikson created a unique woven garment with digital elements -- she blended a physical piece with QR codes to introduce the different personalities of whoever wears it. Communication exists through a plethora of mediums beyond verbal translation, such as what we wear and how we interact online. Specifically, online platforms give users a sense of control over what they choose to show or hide, enabling the power of curation. This allows one to curate several personalities to fit every part of their life -- whether that be for our family, our friends, our professional life or who we want to be. This jacket brings together both the online and offline world.

The piece makes use of a camera phone as the key to unlock the different personalities of the wearer. It has woven QR codes, that once scanned, link to the wearer's social media accounts and with movement, the piece unfolds to reveal new QR codes that open more information. The jacket aims to represent the 21st century and how everyone owns several personalities with the accessibility of the online world.
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