An artificial skin cover for smartphones developed by Marc Teyssier and his colleagues at Telecom Paris. To wit:
Currently limited to smartphones, smartwatches, and touchpads, the prototype is responsive to a variety of gestures, including pinching, tickling, and poking, responding to different emotions: sudden, hard pressure is associated with anger, while gentle and sustained stroking is associated with providing comfort.
…aims to democratise the tattoo industry. It gives a tool used only by a limited group of people into the hands of enthusiasts who are seeking for an alternative and unique way to permanently mark their meaningful memories onto their skin.
Furniture that ‘looks and feels like human skin’ by UK artist Gigi Barker.
The ‘skin stool’ and ‘skin chair’ (made of soft, fleshy silicone impregnated with human pheromones, perfume or aftershave with optional removable mottled leather covers) sell for £440 and £1500 respectively.
UK based artist Jessica Harrison’s ‘handheld’ series of miniature furniture, covered in material made from casts of her own skin and accessorised with tufts of hair.
…seeking to consider the relationship between interior and exterior spaces of the body. harrison re-imagines corporal components through a sculptural practice, offering an alternative way of thinking about our physical form.