Avoid the drones with a stealth hoody
Are you thinking of a enjoying a holiday in the mountain boarders of Pakistan? Want to beat the Taliban to the sun loungers around the pool without worrying about being targeted by an American drone strike? Well, an anti-drone hoody is the ultimate holiday wear for you…
New York-based artist Adam Harvey, in a collaborative project with fashion designer Johanna Bloomfield, has created a range of anti-surveillance clothing to thwart modern government snooping technology.
The ‘Stealth Wear’ collection includes an ‘anti-drone hoody’ (it’s half a hoody really) that counters the thermal imaging cameras used by military strike drones to target people on the ground. The garments are lightweight, breathable and use metallised fibres to reflect the heat that is usually detected by the drone’s surveillance technology.
Despite our trivialising, throwaway attempt at sad humour at the beginning of this post, the clothing project is a commentary on the increasing use of government snooping technology to spy on its citizens (and a reminder innocent civilians have died in US drone attacks).
Adam Harvey says: “Collectively, ‘Stealth Wear’ is a vision for fashion that addresses the rise of surveillance, the power of those who surveil, and the growing need to exert control over what we are slowly losing, our privacy.”
The only trouble is that the ‘anti-drone hoody’ doesn’t do much for the hoody’s image as the garment of choice for people who don’t want to be seen, like muggers, drug dealers, rioters and spotty teenagers.
Anyway, if you want to hide your spots from the drones you can purchase ‘Stealth Wear’ here at Primitive London.