Saturday, February 16, 2008
The "Charming Burqa"
I just gleaned this article from the boingboing.net, about a newly invented garment called the "Charming Burqa". For Muslim women who wear a burqa, but long to transmit something about their appearance to the outside world, comes the Bluetooth-enabled Charming Burqa. The wearer can choose how an avatar to transmit to mobile phones, so that the viewer can "see" who they are (even though this avatar may not at all reflect the wearer's appearance), and all without breaking the laws of the Quran.
Check out the full story at http://www.digital.udk-berlin.de/en/projects/summer07/haupt/bodytech/charmburka.html