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Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:53 AM

If I'm arrested for attacking a fashion model w/ a rolled up newspaper while in a blind panic

I want you all to understand what happened --



3D-printed robotic spider dress keeps creeps at bay



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The ripply, skeletal bodice is 3D printed (or rather, laser sintered) and laden with motion and respiratory sensors that link back to the main processor. Approach it too quickly or too aggressively and those arms spring into a defense position. But, as Wipprecht told Motherboard, a more discreet saunter up to the wearer might be met with "smooth, suggestive gestures". The dress takes into account how calm the user is thanks to those sensors, which in a way makes the garment less of a gussied-up wearable and more of an extension of the wearer's body. Wipprecht is no stranger to the intersection of haute couture and spindly machinery - she unveiled an earlier version of the spider dress two years ago with the help of hacker-roboticist Daniel Schatzmayr that drew in similar themes of personal space in an increasingly mechanized world. This year's version though amps up the level of beautiful body horror with a sleeker, more organic aesthetic that looks a little more like something H.R. Giger would've dreamed up.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/23/anouk-wipprecht-spider-dress/

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Reply If I'm arrested for attacking a fashion model w/ a rolled up newspaper while in a blind panic (Original post)
Nuclear Unicorn Dec 2014 OP
Fla_Democrat Dec 2014 #1
enlightenment Dec 2014 #4
Brickbat Dec 2014 #7
Glassunion Dec 2014 #10
hobbit709 Dec 2014 #11
Nuclear Unicorn Dec 2014 #13
MineralMan Dec 2014 #2
kydo Dec 2014 #3
Luminous Animal Dec 2014 #12
pinboy3niner Dec 2014 #5
Nuclear Unicorn Dec 2014 #6
LittleBlue Dec 2014 #8
Glassunion Dec 2014 #9
A HERETIC I AM Dec 2014 #14
NuttyFluffers Dec 2014 #15

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 11:01 AM

1. If I'm on your jury..

I'm voting to acquit. Justifiable arachnidcide.








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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:17 PM

4. Make that two votes for acquittal .

gah.

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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:30 PM

7. Was it this jury?

If I'm arrested for attacking a fashion model w/ a rolled up newspaper while in a blind panic
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026009290

REASON FOR ALERT

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.

ALERTER'S COMMENTS

Is it really acceptable here to state that it is justified to beat women for what they are wearing? Even if it is supposedly humorous? There are lots of ways the op could express dislike for this fashion attire without bring misogynistic violence into it.

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:33 AM, and the Jury voted 1-6 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Attacking a fashion model for what they are wearing is never okay, regardless of the weapon used.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Jeez. It's clearly meant to be a joke.
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Oh, sweet jesus on a trailer hitch, how do you leap from a joke about arachnophobia to misogyny?
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
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Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
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Juror #7 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Is this alert for real? The OP is referencing the fact that the dress looks like a spider. This alert is hilarious.

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:34 PM

10. Holy shit.

Really....

What the actual fuck?

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:39 PM

11. What an idiotic, frivolous alert.

The alerter needs to get a life.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 11:37 PM

13. Good grief.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 11:04 AM

2. Very interesting.

I wish there were a longer video at the link, though.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 11:09 AM

3. Some how I get the feeling you wouldn't be the only one arrested

Maybe the only one with the rolled up newspaper. Not many people read the paper news thanks to the internets.

That outfit really begs the question, "Why?!?"

That is one butt-ugly get up.

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Response to kydo (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:47 PM

12. The designer is an artist. It is a statement about personal space.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:25 PM

5. At least now it won't be as scandalous...

...as when you were chasing fashion models with rolled up newspapers before they had spider dresses.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:28 PM

6. "chasing fashion models with rolled up newspapers before they had spider dresses."

Are you sure it wasn't a wrapped hoagie sandwich?

The poor, emaciated dears.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:31 PM

8. Wow

 

That's pretty cool.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:32 PM

9. my wife makes me take care of the spiders.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 11:43 PM

14. Yanno....at first glance at that pic, I'm thinking "That won't end well"

Second glance however........


Just don't miss!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 02:36 AM

15. "that's hawt" - paris hilton


like, totally ceiling spider approved.

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