Thursday, October 2, 2008

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Projects/BodyTechnologyInterfacesat sternlab blog

Body-Technology Interfaces

Participatory Design Conference 2008 (download PDF below), and ongoing.

Our interactions with personal electronic devices provoke a broad range of emotions from frustration to confusion to feverish obsession. Increasingly, these devices dominate our everyday work activities, our behavior in public space, and our personal communications. Becky will conduct interviews to help create custom-knitted coverings for participants' personal electronic devices. The installation aims to bring critical awareness and consideration to the complex relationship between people and technological artifacts. Each BTI will reflect salient interaction behaviors between the participant and their chosen device, as well as provoke thought in observers..............

(picture from sternlab)

Ski Mask for Eating a Sandwich

More photos are available on Flickr.

A loose outline of a pattern for these devices can be found on Instructables.

Special thankd to Terri McCook of the Fiber Factory in Mesa, AZ for the gracious loan of her knitting machine.

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