Compubody Socks or Knitted Body-Technology Interfaces

April 16, 2008

Body-Laptop Interface

I just added this to the Projects page: I’ve been working on a project where I knit sweaters to go from gadgets to your body. They’re supposed to be a fun commentary on how attached and concentrated on technology we are, and to highlight the lack of movement that happens when we’re engrossed in our laptops, keyboards, PDAs, etc. I plan on making many more, and would be curious what ideas fellow crafters and technologists might have for different iterations. the one pictured above is for privacy, warmth, and concentration in public spaces while using a laptop.

The Laptop Compubody Sock is a one-of-a-kind sculpture hand-knit by Becky Stern. It is not a commercial product for sale.

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3 Responses to “Compubody Socks or Knitted Body-Technology Interfaces”

  1. BobG says:

    Hi Rebecca – I’m finding your work thought provoking and imaginitive. Thank you for sharing it. I have posted an entry on my blog directing people to visit Sternlab. http://onereaderatatime.blogspot.com/2008/04/fridays-for-art.html

    Again – thank you for sharing and keep up your creative work.

  2. Tom Raworth says:

    A very nice piece of work… you might be amused at a variant of that thought I made as a small podcast illustration a couple of years back. Good wishes, TR

    http://tomraworth.com/notes/?p=417

  3. Mandy says:

    This thing is a Thneed. A Thneed’s a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need! It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat. But it has OTHER uses. Yes, far beyond that. You can use it for carpets. For pillows! For sheets! Or curtains! Or covers for bicycle seats!

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