Human Art Project Questions Whether Technology Is To Blame For Your Failed Relationship

Human Art Project Questions Whether Technology Is To Blame For Your Failed Relationship

Eric Siu is the Hong Kong-based new-media artist behind “Touchy”, a human art project that aims to questions whether our umbilical relationship to technology will destroy our ability to maintain fulfilling human connections.

Siu designed the Touchy camera-helmet to respond to human touch by opening its two shutters, allowing the person wearing it to see out through the lenses. 10 seconds of sustained human-to-human physical contact triggers the camera to snap a picture, which is then displayed on the back of the helmet.


By enclosing a person inside a human-sized gadgety shell, they are effectively consumed, literally overtake by technology. The effect of human touch Siu programmed into the project, then, is a metaphor manifest outward for the powerful nature of human relationships, and their significance in forming lasting memories (hence the pictures captured on the back of the hat). [CNet, TouchyTouchy] [imgclear]