Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bloody gloves

This struck my eye today. It seems to be a surreal expression of the fantasy for products that grow as parts of our own body, by Meret Oppenheim for Parkett, back in 1985.

Considering that microscopically small electronically controlled hydraulic systems can already be embedded into textiles, it is not a very unearthy idea that soon we will be able to make such gloves functional. Maybe they could be plugged into our vascular system, pumping extra blood directly from our chest into our hands, of which the amount would inversely relate to the perceived temperature. Or act as a continuous hand moisturizer. A perfume/pepperspray/cobweb dispenser integrated into the hand? Such perversely diabolic ideas.

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