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.
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thanks, you made me look through wikipedia about the RSI syndrome. i’m glad now that i just bought myself a new skateboard.
Your instructable.com 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.
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.
becky! nice. this will keep me warm in my cabin where my only source of heat is my laptop;..)
becky, i just gotta say again how much i love this. personally, i wont be happy until i’m a cyborg.