pixelpeppy is Despina Papadopoulos

Material implications: Hug Jackets
Part of an ongoing exploration of conductive materials, social functionality and non verbal-communication. The jackets have a conductive appliqué pattern in their front. As two wearers embrace the appliqué pattern completes each other’s circuit which activates a heart-beat sound that gets faster the longer the embrace is held and a series of LEDs that form the pattern of the Big Dipper.

The HugJackets were part of Touch me: Design and Sensation, at the V&A Museum, London, 2005.