Gorgeous scrap-electronics wearable cyberpunk assemblages from Hiroto Ikeuchi


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/26/wearable-art.html


#2

Looks comfortable enough to wear to bed.


#3

They’re wearable, but other than costume gear, are they functional in any meaningful way?


#4

That’s good. I wonder where he gets the scrap from, or if a lot of the parts are custom made.

ETA https://otakumode.com/chi_hiro is the unborked link


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That was my thought. Would be some pretty interesting costummery for Burning Man, but a) it would need to actually block the dust, and b) you’d need a special protective carrying case for it when climbing on an art car, etc.


#8

Agreed, this is like the pseudo-steam-punk stuff with random gears and brass bits bodged together. It looks interesting from a distance and then you realize it for what it is, just some random junk stuck together. (yeah, yeah, “art”, whatever, it’s still dumb, get off my lawn)


#9

One could pretend that one is in cryo-sleep.


#10

Humor-testing your local SWAT team…?


#11

“Wearing instructions unclear, dying in street. 1/10. Would not wear again.”


#12

Not valid for all values of “gorgeous”.


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In 1979 my friend got a “Bambino Superstar Football” handheld electronic game for xmas. A year or two later we decided to dis-assemble it to see what was inside. Turns out the front console plate when turned around looked like a kind of weird robotic Boba Fett / welder’s mask. So we decked it out with LEDs and turned it into a halloween costume. I wish I had pictures of it.

Here’s the what the toy looked like intact:

Bambino-SuperstarFootball


#14

Wow, mammogram technology in Japan looks really advanced!


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