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