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The t-shirt that loves itself

I had never heard of the series Nerdabout on the Science Channel until yesterday, but pretty cool stuff.

This video in particular, featuring Kate Hartman of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (she considers her first job an artist) and her work with wearable electronics, fits well with this blog’s subject matter. One of the first things she shows off is a sweatshirt that starts to vibrate when it connects with itself, or another similarly decked-out sweatshirt…specifically in the spots where people touch when they hug each other, or themselves.

Kate also has stuff on Instructables.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.