“anti-drone” - hood

A few months ago, the gift shop of the New Museum in New York took on a decidedly different character. Among the art magazines, books, posters, and pens were shiny silver drone-proof hoodies, hats, scarves, and burkas. The metallized clothing blocks thermal-imaging surveillance used by drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, and was conceived by artist Adam Harvey and designer Johanna Bloomfield after Harvey had learned that one of his artworks was published in a classified document. First shown as a pop-up installation in London, the Privacy Gift Shop has now expanded to an online store. And it’s just one of many ways drones are invading artists’ imaginations.