Ever since the advent of smart phones, hands have become the main conduit between ourselves and our technology. (Even Google Glass was designed to be activated by the tap of a finger.)
Yes, typing connected our fingers to our keyboards, but within the last several years, the entire motion of the hand has taken on a new role with swiping, shaking, or slicing our devices. Digital art has not ignored the potential of the hand—see “Digital Handwork” in Rhizome—and neither have tech start ups.
Aesthetic Interactive produced this GIF, and other animations, to demonstrate the Hovercraft, a demo app allowing your fingers to become a menu in virtual-reality simulations. Coming to a screen near you. h/t: Prosthetic Knowledge
Advertising has taken over the Internet. Artist Dave Greber, whose work we first saw in 2014 at Prospect in New Orleans, has added click-bait ad squares to the sides of his website. We approve the project for the simple pleasure of the remix. On the left: “5 Things You Should Never Do.” On the right: “Are E-Cigarettes really this good?”.
Good evening, blog world. I’m feeling under the weather, so just think of today’s short post as the abridged GIF of the Day (GoD).