Imogen Heap Uses Musical Gloves to Do the Unexpected

By: Christopher DeLuca - Published: Jul 14, 2011 • References: imogenheap and psfk
Speaking at the prestigious TED conference, Imogen Heap introduced her musical gloves to an eager crowd. The gloves allow for sound to be recorded and manipulated in real-time and provide some very interesting results.

This project by Imogen Heap is particularly interesting because it leverages technology in such a way that it enables instantaneous improvisation. Far off is the day when this type of technology will be available on a mass scale, but it is exciting to see where the relationship between man's body and technology is heading. Imogen Heap is certainly an artist to watch out for.

Implications - Youth consumers are captivated by the power and possibility of technology. This group is eager to see a new set of forms emerge that mimic their idea of the future. Companies should consider representations of the future in popular media when creating designs.