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Body-Laptop Interface
I’m working on a series of these knitted interfaces for electronic devices. They’re a criticism of how engrossed we are in our technological artifacts, even to the point of self-harm through RSI and related disorders. Now you, too, can make yourself a laptop wooly jumper for privacy, concentration, warmth, and style, since the FAT Lab is all about open source, and nothing says hip-hop like a laptop sweater tutorial. Plans for future devices include a cellphone-arm-head interface, iPod/DS/PSP/BBerry-to-face interface, a TV remote-hand interface, among others. Suggestions are welcome.

Posted on April 18, 2008



  1. tobi-x says:

    thanks, you made me look through wikipedia about the RSI syndrome. i’m glad now that i just bought myself a new skateboard.

    Your page, and it’s comments, concentrate on the privacy factor, but i don’t know if this is your main point.

    Are you criticizing cyberpunkism? For me, the “Compubody” Beerhat Modification is like a low-tech version of NEO’s cocoon.

  2. becky says:

    Yeah, the main point it about our obsession with technology to the point of wanting to knit and wear wooly sweaters for and with our devices.

  3. splnlss says:

    becky! nice. this will keep me warm in my cabin where my only source of heat is my laptop;..)

  4. heather r. says:

    becky, i just gotta say again how much i love this. personally, i wont be happy until i’m a cyborg.

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