Melissa Chow’s Like-A-Hug
In this work, Like-A-Hug, Melissa Chow melds our virtual worlds into real experiences, and does it all with a vest. When a friend likes something on one of the vest-wearer’s social media profiles, the wearer receives a hug. As Chow describes how the vest works,
“The vest inflates when friends ‘Like’ a photo, video, or status update on the wearer’s wall, thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs. Hugs can also be sent back to the original sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it.”
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- Lee Jones