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The Jacket That Will Kick Your Ass

Littlest Hobo

TRIBE Member
NO-CONTACT JACKET
FOR WOMEN

The No-Contact Jacket will be shown at the CyberFashion Show presented by Guerilla Studio at Siggraph 2003.


Read the San Francisco Chronicle article
"Fashion can offer a shocking viewpoint" by Laurel Wellman.

The No-Contact Jacket is a wearable defensive jacket created to aid women in their
struggle for protection from violence. When activated by the wearer, 80,000 volts of low
amperage electric current pulses just below the surface shell of the entire jacket. This
exo-electric armor prevents any person from unauthorized contact with the wearer's body.
If an assailant were to grab hold of the wearer the high voltage shocking exterior would
interrupt their neurological impulses which control voluntary muscle movement. The
neuromuscular system would be overwhelmed causing disorientation and loss of balance to
occur and of course pain. The pain experienced is non-lethal but is enough of a shock to
effectively and immediately deter contact with her body and provide a critical life saving
option for escape.

The goal of the No-Contact Jacket is to call attention to violence against women and to offer
an alternative response to the body's vulnerable space and boundaries that society, culture
and fashion have created.


++Funded in part by the MIT Council for the Arts with support from the MIT Center for Advanced Visual
Studies.






http://www.no-contact.com/

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Cool! :cool:
 

Ditto Much

TRIBE Member
The goal of the No-Contact Jacket is to call attention to violence against women and to offer
an alternative response to the body's vulnerable space and boundaries that society, culture
and fashion have created.


<My god I want to make fun of this line, damn damn hangover robbing me of my creativity.
 

Vote Quimby

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Talk about making it easy to get where you're going. Slap this sucker on and barge through any crowd.

Boxing day shopping would be a cinch. Just touch everyone with the jacket and voila, path cleared.
 

KiFe

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Man that's soo fucking cool...

i want one.

looks like a stylin' jacket too! nevermind the fact that you could boost your car in the wintertime.

sa-wheet!

exo-electric armor.... ah yes.. one step closer to becoming a r0b0t

woot
 

dicksherwood

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Vote Quimby
Talk about making it easy to get where you're going. Slap this sucker on and barge through any crowd.

Boxing day shopping would be a cinch. Just touch everyone with the jacket and voila, path cleared.
perfect for clearing space on the dancefloor

excellent
 

Ditto Much

TRIBE Member
Okay if they get to use them in public I think I should be allowed to use my cattle prod.

Standing right instead of walking , zapppp

Kid screaming on the subway parent doing nothing, zappp

Old person stops in there tracks on the sidewalk, yup thats a zappp

Bud in front of me in line , zapp zappp 9yup thats worthy of a double zap)

Tell me I have to stand in another line after stanbding in your line for five minutes, yup thats most definately a zap.
 

marcinm

TRIBE Member
tripping and falling in water with jacket or wearing the jacket out during the rain... fun times...
hahahahahaha...

Marcin M :p
 

Subsonic Chronic

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This has great potential during anti-globalization protests. :)

I'm sure I'd get a good laugh out of seeing some riot cops try to take down a black bloc member wearing one of these.
 

echootje

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Subsonic Chronic
This has great potential during anti-globalization protests. :)

I'm sure I'd get a good laugh out of seeing some riot cops try to take down a black bloc member wearing one of these.
LMFAO! I was thinking OCAP rallys would be far more effective if they had these :)

Rob
 

silver1

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Subsonic Chronic
This has great potential during anti-globalization protests. :)

I'm sure I'd get a good laugh out of seeing some riot cops try to take down a black bloc member wearing one of these.
Wooden riot battons aren't good electricity conductors. ;)

And actually, the fire hoses would be so much more efficient. It would be a communal shocking of monumental proportions. :eek:
 

Stan

TRIBE Member
In other news, rubber glove manufacturer, Rubbermaid just reported a sharp rise in stock value.
 

Littlest Hobo

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by silver1
And actually, the fire hoses would be so much more efficient. It would be a communal shocking of monumental proportions. :eek:
'Pour water on it' is not a good suggestion, in this case.
 
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