Reality Mediators II

Reality Mediators II is a work-in-progress project designed to understand how the artificially intelligent nature of active technological prosthesis can alter the user’s consciousness, and how bearable such devices are perceived by the user in the long run.


The design consists of two object-distance sensing sensors (sonic range finders) attached to the back of the neck, and two vibration motors attached separately to each side of the arm, each receiving information from one of the two sonic range finders. A clock is calibrated into the device through a GPS breakout board, so that real-time data can be recorded and adjusted. The sensors and actuators are embedded under silicone sheets so that they can be pinned to clothes and be easily concealed.



*This project is developed at The Bartlett‘s Interactive Architecture Lab under the supervision of Ruairi Glynn