The Punk Rock Keypad explores the meaning of individuality in the context of eroding privacy and increased digital publicity. The device uses exposed safety pins to transmit serial data to a wired network worn on the body. A wireless transmitter embedded in the jacket communicates with a mobile phone using special software that allows the wearer to communicate more expressively. Oi!
link: Punk Rock Keypad @ Ars Electronica 2007
photos: Punk Rock Keypad on Flickr
*update* Punk Rock Keypad featured in PC Magazine as part of the “Future of Technology” Feature in the Jan 2008 issue. You can view it as part of an interactive slide show here.