Nearness

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Holy Moley, it’s a wireless Rube Goldberg contraption. Nearness, by Jack Schulze and Timo Arnall uses RFID chips to activate each step.

The film Nearness explores interacting without touching. With RFID it’s proximity that matters, and actual contact isn’t necessary. Much of Timo’s work in the Touch project addresses the fictions and speculations in the technology. Here we play with the problems of invisibility and the magic of being close.

[via Boing Boing]





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2 Responses to Nearness

  1. An excellent example of how far technology has come, and how much physical contact will soon be phased out a la The Surrogates (I kid, of course, but it could happen!)

  2. An excellent example of how far technology has come, and how much physical contact will soon be phased out a la The Surrogates (I kid, of course, but it could happen!)