Embodying technological stress with static charge.
Humans are more and more flooded with information in their everyday life. In a world full of smart devices we are constantly surrounded by data exchange and evaluation. This sets one under tension. “Unter Strom stehen” is a german expression for being tense. It is difficult to become aware of these quantities and to escape from them to take a timeout. Our wearable deals with that overflow of information by bringing you back into the moment. With electrostatic charge we want to visualise this tension and through the interaction with others one can discharge – finding back into the moment. This is done by shoes that keep you off ground and load you with electro static charge, depending on how much data flows through a given network.