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.