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December 7, 2006

lovegety.jpglovegety. this was a device designed for japanese youth to help find love… (in a nutshell). the user would input their mood, then if another lovegety of the opposeite sex was in the same area, it would alert the users. i’m listing this as a precedent as a more serious approach to what i did with glowundies (bluntly declare love or not for a member of the opposite sex). i couldn’t find a specific lovegety web site, just several articles about the gadget from 1998…


other personal space projects

December 7, 2006


Teresa Almeida: Modes for Urban Moods. user inflates the dress when personal space is being invaded. <wmmna>


this is another inflatable dress that deals with personal space. in additon to inflating, it also has spikes on the back. this was created by Diana Eng & Emily Albinski.<wmmna>

I can say that the difference between my personal space project and others that i’m coming across, is that mine will respond based on predetermined factors, as opposed to the user triggering it. although, maybe it’s better that the user trigger it… maybe sometimes you need more space than others? i need to make a prototype that the user triggers though since my proximity sensors are not arriving any time soon, it would seem, and it appears i may have purchased a difficult to use ultrasonic rangefinder..

Bea Camacho: Extensions

December 6, 2006


when i came across Bea Camacho‘s Extensions via wmmna, these crocheted glove/sleeves, i was instantly drawn to them because of the absurd and exaggerated forms they take. although my pieces are meant to be functional, i too am exaggerating something (awkward interactions as a result of functional wearable items); she is physically exaggerating the idea of isolation and separation by making these extensions which don’t extend the functionality of your arms, they actually keep people away, keep interactions from ocurring, and even make it hard to walk, or move, it would seem. i’m listin this a precedent more for form – but they seem more relevent to my personal space belt (the zap version).