W.H.I.G. / by Daniel Buckley

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This case study, created for the Provocative Objects show at MassArt, was a product of my interest in digital sherpas. Inspired by my interest in the contemporary version of Clippy from Microsoft Word, this wearable technology helps guide you through the process of a more formidable self-image.  The speakers in the W.H.I.G. are emitting a constant stream of a man hitting on you. The absurd, and sometimes obscene remarks, in combination with the silly afro wig, are meant to bring you out of your comfort zone, and remind you that it is more important to feel good than to look good.

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... and the initial prototype.