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Glove One, a cellphone you wear on your hand

Milwaukee-based designer Bryan Cera took the smartphone and turned it into something you can wear like a glove, using numbers spread out across the underside of your fingers to do the dialing. It looks a little clumsy, but that’s by design, too: Cera doesn’t want a Glove One on every hand; he’s trying to tell us something about the future.

Glove One, to state it plain, represents a future where our smartphones have become a real part of us, and our hand is now a vestigial limb replaced by a functioning handset:

“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.”

(via futurescope)

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    Kerrennn…
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    Cool
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    o.O I don’t think this glove will make it,i’m betting the glasses will.
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    boss…. love to see stuff come from my home town of milwaukee
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    Design Fiction:
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