This cell phone is even handier than yours.
Talk to the hand. Bryan Cera’s fully functional cell phone slips onto your hand like a glove. Put the pinky finger to your mouth and the thumb to your ear. You can watch a demonstration video at the link…
From the site:
Glove One is a wearable mobile communication device. It presents a futile and fragile technology with which to augment ourselves. A cell phone which, in order to use, one must sacrifice their hand. It is both the literalization of Sherry Turkle’s notion of technology as a “phantom limb”, in how we augment ourselves through an ambivalent reliance on it, as well as a celebration of the freedom we seek in our devices. Emotional investment becomes physical, as the functionality of the device depends on the dysfunctionality of the wearer. While we enjoy the fantasies they offer, we rethink the technologies we construct and reflect on how they construct us.
Glove One is not an exercise in innovation, but rather this project asks the question “What are we willing to sacrifice in order to participate in technology and social media?”