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Alexandra Riggs: Handle With Care

Alexandra Riggs (UC Santa Cruz): $400 for Handle With Care. November Mini Grants

Handle With Care consists of a silicone controller in the form of a human hand, containing embedded sensors in order to facilitate video game control. The controller takes in user input (i.e. manipulating the hand) and outputs simulated actions within a game. The work inverts a situation in which one would usually, almost effortlessly control a virtual game, and creates a complicated “social” situation where one must control another’s physical (yet non-human) hand to access the game.

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