Vienna-based Talia Radford of taliaYstudio has developed a trio of warm and fuzzy prototypes she’s calling “a satirical comment on the wearable tech frenzy” that will be shown at the Confession of Design exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair starting this week, reports Dezeen. The Holdables collection uses transparent OLED technology to make chic wearable tech objects. It includes MONOLED, a monocle with integrated lighting, and S.A.D. LOLLY, which combats seasonal affective disorder "by logging the wearer’s exposure to light” and then illuminates the OLED display for so-called light shots.
KISS-KAM, an extension of taliaYStudio and Jonas Bohatsch’s work on Thermobooth, an interactive photo booth that was triggered by skin contact between two people, is a buttonless camera with a transparent OLED panel that serves as viewfinder, shutter, and flash; kissing it triggers the camera to take a photo.
"You look through the viewfinder, see something you love and give the OLED viewfinder a kiss to capture the image," Radford told Dezeen. "It leans heavily on the language of social media such as likes on Facebook and Instagram, and changes it into a gesture."
TODAY IN SLATE
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.
Republicans Like Scott Walker Are Building Campaigns Around Problems That Don’t Exist
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter
The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge
Iran and the U.S. Are Allies
They’re just not ready to admit it yet.
Giving Up on Goodell
How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.