The “Aposematic Jacket” is not your average piece of men’s apparel. For one thing, it’s covered with camera lenses, front and back. The garment is designed to protect you on the streets by repelling would-be attackers and helping you photograph them if they get too close for comfort.
Aposematism is when animals have colors or markings that serve to ward off predators (e.g. the colorful skin of poison dart frogs). Inspired by this idea, South Korean art duo Shinseungback Kimyonghun decided to create the Aposematic Jacket.
The lenses on the jacket are meant to give the message, “I can record you,” deterring street robbers the same way a bank’s surveillance cameras might deter bank robbers.
If the threat becomes real, the jacket’s wearer can press a button to snap a 360-degree photograph and have the photo automatically beamed to the Web for documentation.