Skip to comments.Lifting the Veil Using a 'Bluetooth Burqa'
Posted on 03/04/2008 8:37:34 PM PST by forkinsocket
A burqa may not be the flirtiest garment ever invented for women. The highly modest head-to-toe robe even shrouds the eyes, so for centuries it's been difficult for women wearing them to send suggestive signals to men.
But now a German designer has debuted a digitally-enabled burqa that can broadcast a photo of the wearer to nearby mobile phones. Markus Kison calls it the "CharmingBurka," and says it isn't forbidden by Islamic law.
A model demonstrated a prototype of Kison's garment at the Seamless 2008 design and fashion show in Boston, a high-tech fashion event run with support from the Masschusetts Institute of Technology.
Kison says the burqa has a "digital layer" that incorporates a Bluetooth antenna, which lets women "decide for themselves where they want to position themselves virtually." Nearby mobile phones that also use Bluetooth will light up with any small file a woman chooses to broadcast as her identity -- a photo, a cartoon, a text file or even a sound clip.
Kison's broadcast technology started as a marketing tool; the so-called "Bluebot" system is meant to send digital advertisements to passing phones. But Kison's new design turns a burqa into a walking MySpace page.
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Misogynist Muhammad strikes another blow from the grave.
That will be small consolation after some honor killer sends your head rolling down the street.
Sometimes being on FR can really help with the old diet.
Who on earth would want to flirt with a muslim man in the first place? I just lost my appetite.
That is sooooo funny.
Can you put a pancake on his head?
You sure that’s not Lazareth?
Speaking of things you don’t forget, a good friend of mine and his wife worked in Saudi Arabia 30 years ago. When they entered the country, the customs / morals police used black magic marker to mark over all the lingerie ads in her fashion magazines — and those adverts weren’t very racy back then, either. What an uptight society. No wonder it has so many weird pathologies.
“Nearby mobile phones that also use Bluetooth will light up with any small file a woman chooses to broadcast as her identity — a photo, a cartoon, a text file or even a sound clip.”
The soon to be adopted technology of prostitutes for thier pricelist. Quicker than craigslist. lol
“Who on earth would want to flirt with a muslim man in the first place?”
Hello handsome! You smell of camel, not goat. Your eyes are black as the prophet’s heart (pbuh), and your beard as thick as mine. If you desire to beat me no more than once a week, let’s set a date.
I wonder if there is a fatwa in the works about this?
It might The Reaper!
Don't worry, the imams will quickly reinterpret their Sharia law and fix any loophole......and the flirty ladies behind the veil will NOT be grandfathered in if they're using any electronic devices.
I would think that the intent of their stupid Burka law is to make women cover up and not show off any part of their female body so they won't tempt the men (who obviously are not expected to have any self-control).
So I would think the spirit of their stupid law is being violated here, so that if discovered the penalty for the woman would be the same if she was going around uncovered.
Actually, post 33 doesn’t look so bad after all after seeing the one before.
I keep saying that some clothes should not be made in some sizes.
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