Hey, Ladies! Hey, What? I Will Track You Using Satellite Technology

It isn’t April, so this can’t be a joke, but the Aphrodite Project looks pretty darn odd. It is some sort of shoe — a platform pump, I believe they call it — that contains a GPS tracker and little compartment for money, mace, and pictures of Mama, is sleeping on the Russian steppes, far, far from this horrible nightclub.

The shoes, sold under the “Sexy GPS Shoes” moniker, are designed to help sex workers stay safe, a noble goal. No price or availability, but the shoes have been shown off at art/tech shows around the world and they’ve got a fairly cool team working on the product including some folks from the Tisch School of Arts at NYU.

Project Page via GPS Lounge