Computer Copy

Fashion remix project from gokinjo-monozukuri captures existing fashion with 3D photogrammetry, processed into polygons with modelling software, and put together onto digitally printed fabric - video embedded below:

The process of “Computed Copy” is as follows. First, scan the garment and get the 3D images of it. Second, make flat patterns with printed images by using a software which can do this automatically, and finally put the parts by sewing them.
Although there is a traditional way of designing flat patterns which considers the movement of the body and characteristics of the material, computers design it in a totally different way, because they recognize the 3D shape as a polygon which is a collective form of flat faces.
Our purpose for this “Computed Copy” is not only to make some distortion which humans cannot produce, but also to make garments which are not just “copy” and have the alternative creativity. By removing humans’ arbitrariness as much as possible from the process of copying designs, and by letting computers do it, we can create a new kind of designing system.
In the future, we think that it will be possible to copy a garment only with the image files on the internet without scanning actual things, thanks to the rapid development of 3D technology (scanning, modeling, and printing) and a flood of images on the internet. We expect that this work will be the fastest automated way of copying the designs as the final destination of fast fashion.


So how long till I can bootleg some Gucci

“ These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize. ”


Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via ethiopienne)

BOOOM.  Read this if you are a dude, please.

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Anonymous: So should I change my username to murderblackpeople because now a days people have literally told me that no one will ever notice me because I'm not a poc? I'm a little more than offended by the fact that you can make your user name so racist but if I were to make that my username then if be called a racist white pig. And white people have privilege. Scoff.








1) What is it with racist, cowardly anons who keep threatening to use the url murderblackpeople like haven’t you people done enough to black people why can’t you just leave them alone

2) If the extent of my privilege is that I can have a url that pisses off a few white people on the internet then that’s not really a patch on centuries of socioeconomic hegemony that white people have enjoyed

Okay, this anon was by me- and wow. Just wow. Apparently I shouldn’t have privilege because my fucking ANCESTORS might have had privilege.. But wait.. They didn’t! All my fucking ancestors lived in fucking Scotland and came over in the 1900’s. I am apparently literally now a racist only because of my ski colour

Okay listen here, McFadden

1) There was still white privilege and violence against PoC was still commonplace in the 19th/20th century. Your family wasn’t starved to death nor were their pogroms to annihilate your people and your culture like there were for the indigenous people of North America and Australia. This was because your people were white.

2) The fact that your family could just move across to the US in the 1900’s and seamlessly assimilate into the society whilst the Black and NDN community who had been there CONSIDERABLY longer still had to risk their lives to earn basic rights is just another example of white privilege.

3) Yes, you are a racist.

4) Please just take your bagpipes and ugly skirts and go do a bad remake of Macbeth or whatever it is you people do 

I’m the racist? Why don’t you go rob a bank or fight with a cop or join a gang or whatever it is your people do

Not racist though

Why? Let me guess, because “black people can’t be racist cause they’re the minority”?! Black people CAN be racist. That’s why it’s called RACISM because anybody can be racist. It’s not minorityism.

Why are you still flapping your highland gums about minority, there are MORE PEOPLE OF COLOUR THAN WHITE PEOPLE, YOU’RE THE DAMN MINORITY

When you log your over-emotional arse off here, that’s where your experience of ‘racism’ will end.

When I log off, it will get about ten thousand times worse.

That’s the fucking difference.