Swarovski headpiece changes colour in response to your brain activity
The Unseen, a design and art lab with a focus on emerging future technologies run by London-based artist Lauren Bowker and her material exploration team, has developed a beautiful colour-changing headpiece in collaboration with Swarovski which explores “the bespoke relationship between the Swarovski Gem stone and the world of material science”.
The headpiece consists of almost 4,000 pieces of Swarovski Lab grown Black Spinel stones paired with the studio’s ‘magick’ colour-changing ink. According to the team, these stones have a similar material composition to that found in the human bone and is said to be able to act as a conduction insulator, absorbing energy loss from the head and change colours in response to the wearer’s brain activity. In theory, the headpiece is said to be able to reflect and monitor which part of the brain are in use the most.
“We discovered the pattern formation in the colour of each stones evolves throughout the day; this fluctuates over areas of the brain in use. When worn the headpiece becomes a reflection of the inner human thought,” said Bowker.
The experimental wearable allows the stones to visualise this energy lost with the colour of the stones shifting through a gradient, from black to orange, through to red, green, blue and purple.
If you think this is cool, you may want to check out Bowker’s previous collection Air, which utilise a wind reactive ink which changes colour upon contact with air.