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From the Glossary:

Performative

A device whose function is evident to people other than those who are using it

#1 Viewing Angle Extender

The opposite of privacy glass. Shares the context of your small screen with whoever is sitting proximate to you.

#5 Porcupine Vest

A shape-shifting garment. Release quills to increase your spatial footprint.

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#12 Cuddle Tech

Line of clothing and implements to interact with digital communication [empathetic email, snuggle for Skype conversations, cradle for phone conversations with your child, a fluffy collar for your private conversation with your loved one] I imagine these devices as assistive design pieces which would not necessarily incorporate technology but reimagine how you interact with the device through which you communicate with people. Could an email sending sympathy be more meaningful if you were able to embrace the computer as you sent it?

#16 Jewellery For a Collective Ritual Experience

This jewellery would be synced across devices to the time each batch was finished production. At that time everyday each device would notify its user of it’s time and engage the group in a small action which allows the user to take comfort in the knowledge of each other person engaging in the same collective ritual experience as well as the production of the piece as a whole.

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#23 Reality Checker

An exclusive device for VR inhabitants. Sits on the head, and using a rotating lidar, motion sensor and microphone shows what is happening outside of virtual reality. (Are there people nearby, are things moving toward you.) Has a pixel display that sends out messages if someone is near. Like "I am engaged in a very important conversation right now" and "please call back in virtual reality" also "Out for a walk."

#27 Morphing Hood

A hood with a lighting system inside of it. It can be worn up to provide illumination for whatever you are facing, or worn down to turn off. It can also be split in half via a zipper and draped flat to the front and to the back. Providing visibility.

#29 Plug, Sway, Sleep

A pair of devices that each has a unique 'voice' (audiovisual) but will only express if the wearers plug them together and dance to the output. Eventually the straps holding it will release and the two connected wearables will slide to the floor and lull each other to sleep.

#52 Push

Two exoskeletons that lock arms with each other and return the force of your push back to you, and vice versa.

#57 Scrambler

A gasmask like apparatus that allows two people to speak and understand each other. But creates random noise via speakers to prevent everyone from even trying to listen in.

#58 Aug(s)

Worn non-proportional heads and arms that use underlying AI to discuss and argue with each other when they meet. Removing the necessity for noisy conversation between individuals. (But really providing much amusement.)

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#63 Protest

A set of amplified speakers that will amplify the wearer's voice proportionally to how many people are holding hands together and speaking.

#64 Puppet Puppet

A pair of arm covering garments that mirror each other's movement. (One has to relax or struggle to take over)

#69 Interactions/Environmental Control Panel

A wrist-based device used to control your availability for social interactions as well as your engagement with your environment. These input values are gathered using a microcontroller and transmitted by Bluetooth Low Energy to a neural guidance device that is yet to be developed.

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#77 Questionable Support

Get to know a new friends with this mischievous, only mildly untrustworthy AI which will insert questions into conversation.

#78 I Need Some Space Suit

Creates a field around an individual in order to make others feel uncomfortable and want to take a step or two back.

#79 Cross Condo Body Language

A high visibility suit specifically designed to communicate across condo balconies to people in nearby condos.

#87 Pair Programming

A performative set of two body suits. That have standard keys of the keyboard as pads on them. Each pad can only be actuated by another suit-wearing person. With careful contortions of their bodies they have to live code a program.

#90 Serpentskin

A coat that falls off and tries to put itself on others.

#95 Haircontrol

Adjusts the length/style of hair based on where and with whom you are.

#105 Mutual Friend Meter

A shirt which displays through an LED meter the approx. number of mutual friends you have. Usefully for random meetings and deciding if this human is one you should interact with and in what manner you should.

#107 Selectively revealing clothing

Clothing which is seen to be a different level of revealing depending on who is looking.

#112 Knee-to-Knee

Pants with velcro that allows people to attach at the knees.

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