Designer Behind Williamsburg SpyCam ‘Styleblaster’ Insists It’s Not the Hipster Creepshots

“There’s more to Williamsburg than hipsters and rich ex-Manhattanites."

In an effort to catalog the underappreciated diversity of style in gentrified Williamsburg, a team of Brooklyn technologists have set up a camera outside their apartment that records the street stylings of passersby and posts the images online. But if passersbys don’t want to be recorded, they’re kind of out of luck.

The site, called Styleblaster, aims to “become a destination for New York City peacocks to traipse by and show off what makes the neighborhood hop.” Using a camera perched a block from the Bedford Ave. L train, the site captures and immediately uploads images of Brooklynites walking by in real time. Users can then click a tophat to signal whether or not the subject is “stylin’.”
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Designer Behind Williamsburg SpyCam ‘Styleblaster’ Insists It’s Not the Hipster Creepshots