Friday, July 4, 2008

Fabric to encourage you to touch each other

Mon, February 6, 2006 -
There is amazing stuff out there..... The Closer projects' goals are to create wearable interactive art which reinforces values of kindness, fun and play through the action of positive touch. Closers goals are manifested in two technological garments, which inspire playful real-time real-space contact to accentuate the nature of positive touch experiences.
Patsy, the touch to sound pullover, responds with silly sounds upon gently hugging or holding the individual wearing the garment, while Filly, the touch to light jumper, uses a visual indicator to represent the number of positive touches or lack there of in an hour. These garments mediate touches in order to show technology’s capacity to spread positive touch interactions between people.
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