Monday, September 25th 2017
As someone who loves electronic music, and hates angy neighbors, I've always been interested in Subpac's products. By turning bass-frequency sound waves into tactical information, you can mix a techno track better in your bedroom or keep track of a bassline on stage without having to crank your in-ear-monitors. Subpac is also looking at more listener-friendly scenarios for their products like "Silent Discos" as well.
I saw Becky Stern present about the TV-B-Gone hoodie a few years ago and loved it. There's nothing more irritating to me than TV's in restaurants and bars and I love the guerilla activist nature of shutting down TV's unexpectedly and remotely, even from across the street.
Where a lot of wearables strike me as kind of quirky, and interesting but unnecessary, the Wearable Noise solves a real-world problem - it's a work coat that alerts the wearer to extreme noise levels. Using conductive thread to actually change the coat color as a response to decibels, when the coat activates it is hard to ignore.