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You are not alone

The alienation of touch over time. Touch extended in time and space because of our technical extensions. The extensions limit our social level, now we already see that we use our extensions to get in touch but we do not touch each other that often anymore. In about 3000 years we only cross each other on traveling points, because we can travel faster and bigger distances in less time and we will do that more often.

Integration of touch into clothing feels quite normal because we are actually not familiar to touch each other anymore, but we still have the need to get touched. The need of touch is not always on the surface but when we are feeling sad or angry we need someone who take care of us.

In this piece of clothing you get a warm feeling when you are sad or angry. It measures your heartbeat and when your heartbeat is lower or higher than normal it will be translated to a message that will be sent to someone you care about. When that person receives the message they can push a button to give you a warm hand. the clothing is heating up in certain places and you will not feel alone anymore.