Cameras and other technological products make for a better and safer living environment than ever before. Mega databanks and high-resolution cameras in the streets stock hundreds of exabytes a year. But who has access to this data? It is possible that it could have commercial use, hence not only retail companies but also the advertisement industry could be very interested in this data in the coming future. They would hope to gain these personal data and information as much as they can.
In the future, the advertisement could call your name when you walk along the streets. The companies would know your interests and may set different retail strategies for you. It could be convenient for customers, but personal thoughts and opinions should be kept private. This product protects you from this privacy violation.
The concept from Jing-cai Liu:
Wearable face projector– A small beamer projects a different appearance on your face, giving you a completely new appearance.
Group Anonymous at Milan Design Week, Ventura Lambrate, 04/04/2017 – 09/04/2017
Group Anonymous, Utrecht, Academie, 21/04/2017 -13/05/2017
Jing-cai Liu, Dutch Design Week, Nominee Call For Cyborgs, Robot love, Melkfabriek, 20/10/2018 -28/10/2018
This is one of the designs that are made in 2017 by students (Marcel Coufrer, Sanne Weekers, Joppe Besseling, Jip van Leeuwenstein, and Jing-cai Liu) from the University of Arts Utrecht. The designs should provoke debates about the emerging future. With the theme Dystopian Future, we create different prototypes about privacy and identity. The products were about staying anonymous in a fictional, futuristic world where face-recognizing is a big thing. Most of the designs are not working products. For more information about the group project and the other designs, please see this link:https://www.hku.nl/Opleidingen/Design/OverHKUDesign/HKUDesignInMilan2017/anonymous.htm
STATEMENT OCTOBER 2019
In 2017, five Dutch product design students of the Utrecht School of arts, Jing-cai Liu, Sanne Weekers, Joppe Besseling, Jip van Leeuwenstein, and Marcel Coufreur designed a few conceptual products. The products were about staying anonymous in a fictional, futuristic world where face-recognizing is a big thing. The designs should provoke debates about emerging future-technologies and/or marketing strategies.
Those five students presented their work on YouTube as seen here and went to the Milan design week to present their concepts. More info here: https://www.hku.nl/Opleidingen/Design…\
Lately, the video, and especially the work “wearable face projector” by Jing-cai Liu is used in the context of the Hong Kong protest.
Jing-cai Liu and the other members of the design project want to clearly state that they have had no political intentions with their works, not then, not now. They also want to state that most of the works are not-working concepts and they have no interest in manufacturing those products. The copyright of the product/concepts stays in the hands of those designers.
They kindly ask to put their works in the right context and always refer back to their websites or named above sources when their concepts are shared. Don’t use their works in any political statement.
Sanne Weekers http://sanneweekers.nl/
Jing-cai Liu http://jingcailiu.com/
Jip van Leeuwenstein http://www.jipvanleeuwenstein.nl/
Joppe Besseling http://www.joppebesseling.nl