HDDG 32: Stimulating Communication Through Titillating Wearables

Bradley Ramsey recaps HDDG from last week:

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HDDG 32: Stimulating Communication Through Titillating Wearables

Sarah Petkus takes the stage to discuss her ongoing project, which measures and indicates human arousal using stylish wearables

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Sarah’s talk entitled SHE BON: Using Body-data to communicate the intimate and the unseen, discusses her work on a unique new project aimed at encouraging communication around human sexuality. Sarah is a kinetic artist, roboticist, and was recently called a transhumanist, which fits really well once you’ve seen her presentation.

The term refers to an intellectual movement that seeks to elevate the human condition both mentally and physically through the use of technology. Sarah’s talk begins with her origins, which were rooted in feelings of powerlessness.

So, she did what any maker would do: she built a robot army. With the help of her colleague, she built an army of 100 delta robots that you control with physical gestures.

HDDG 32: Stimulating Communication Through Titillating Wearables

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