Augmented Mutant Hands

I love this: Virtuelle Mutantenhände in Echtzeit von Golan Levin. Von Vimeo: „The 'Augmented Hand Series' […] is a real-time, interactive software system that presents playful, dreamlike, and uncanny transformations of its visitors' hands.“

The hand is a critical interface to the world, allowing the use of tools, the intimate sense of touch, and a vast range of communicative gestures. Yet we frequently take our hands for granted, thinking with them, or through them, but hardly ever about them. Our investigation takes a position of exploration and wonder. Can real-time alterations of the hand’s appearance bring about a new perception of the body as a plastic, variable, unstable medium? Can such an interaction instill feelings of defamiliarization, prompt a heightened awareness of our own bodies, or incite a reexamination of our physical identities? Can we provoke simple wonder about the fact that we have any control at all over such a complex structure as the hand?

Creative Applications: The Augmented Hand Series – Playful, dreamlike and uncanny