For this critical making project, we were prompted to create a wearable technology that reveals private information in public space.
While reflecting on questions such as:
- What is private information?
- What information is unavailable or abstracted in online interactions vs. interactions in person?
- To what extent is a private or public identity performed?
Through development of a series of prototypes, we created the “Single+” a programmable ring whose coded sequences of coloured lights broadcast the wearer’s sexual orientation and relationship status. As a ‘critical making’ project, we also discussed the implications of such a technology and its effects on different social interactions within various settings.