Image: Lam Yik Fei. Huaqiangbei, the famed electronics bazaar in Shenzhen, China, hums with the chaotic unity of a thousand symbiotic organisms. Stacks of circuit boards, cables, and colorful components extend farther than the eye can see. Sellers hawk their wares from Tetris-like cubicles crammed around claustrophobic aisles.
As an advocate of women in STEM , transhumanism , open source hardware , and body modifications ,   she attempts to challenge gender and tech stereotypes with a flamboyant public persona ,    using objectification of her appearance to inspire women. Wu's maker projects often center on wearable technology , including cyberpunk clothes and accessories, along with other projects. She explained to an interviewer that women's clothing often lacks pockets, but "chunky platform style shoes that many women in China wear to appear taller—have a lot of unused space. In addition to her public work as a maker, Wu says she also works as a professional coder in Ruby on Rails , using a masculine pseudonym to protect her identity and preclude gender discrimination ;  she also reviews electronics.
To each her own weapon. In order to promote maker culture, especially among young women, Naomi Wu, aka Sexy Cyborg, sports provocative clothes and badass gadgets. Wearing infinity mini-skirts , platform shoes with pockets and translucent blinkinis , Sexy Cyborg, 23, is attracting a growing fanbase… as well as some detractors.