Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016
Those who wear their hearts on their sleeves are transparent, honest. Perhaps, if one's actual heart-rate could be visible in real time, he or she would be guided into an existence of more perfect honesty. Imagine if we could see the heart rate of our politicians broadcast live during debates, or the heart rate of our significant others while having a conversation. On the flip side, perhaps this type of object would enable people to gain more immediate control over their biologies (something users noticed was easier while wearing the sleeve) and strengthen a poker face.
Clear silicone, pneumatic pump, solenoid valve, pulse sensor, Arduino micro-controller.