I recently went to the Participatory Design Conference in Bloomington, Indiana, to present my Body-Technology Interfaces project and to get participants to make their own socially-aware, purposeful knitted technology “cozies.” Some of them were just fantastic, including the above pictured “I Am Talking on the Phone” by Yvonne Dittrich which draws attention to your hands-free devices as well as holds your phone around your neck in a beautiful manner. Check out the site for all the interesting creations.


Knitted Interfaces for Technology

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Benedita

    or does that phone cozy look like a grotesque external organ?

  • Fuzzy Interface

    Is it me or does the laptop sweater just say “I want to be alone?”. Another thought reverse heat sink? How about trying to wear the laptop when your done?