“Eyeris,” described by Mechanical Engineering PhD student George Moore as a “performative wearable that aims to tackle the issue of sexual harassment– specifically, non-consensual touch.”
Consent has become a major and recurring conversation topic in the U.S. This conversation is driven by design-minded UC Berkeley students George Moore, Silvia Kim, Arianna Ninh, and Katherine Qiu at the CITRIS Invention Lab who have created an interactive jacket speckled with mechanical irises that open to reveal eerie eyes when touched.
The purpose of this design is to discourage non-consensual touch and to remind others and ourselves to be more cognizant of the implications of our actions.
To learn more about the Invention Lab, visit: invent.citris-uc.org/