Mutsugoto: Body-drawing communicator for distant partners

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:00 to Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 18:00
Free (email beth.gormley@sciencegallery.com if you are a couple interested in participating)
Science Gallery

Show us your light touch in the bedroom.

COUPLES WANTED: Just in time for Valentine's Day! If you are in a Dublin-Edinburgh long distance relationship and would like to use the Mutsugoto to send your partner and an embrace over distance, please email beth.gormley@sciencegallery.com.

About Mutsugoto:

Love is complicated in the 21st century. With online dating, sexting, and Facebook updates, technology can be a curse instead of a blessing when it comes to relationships- enter the Mutsugoto Bed. Created by artists Tomoko Hayashi, Stefan Agamanolis, Matthew Karau at Distance Lab, Mutsugoto is an intimate communication device that allows distant partners to communicate through the language of touch as expressed on the canvas of the human body. A custom computer projection system allows users to draw on each other's bodies with light while lying in bed allowing a new kind of synchronous communication. 

The project is supported by New Media Scotland and hosted by Inspace.

Mutsugoto will be open to the public from February 11 - 24 during Science Gallery opening hours.

COUPLES WANTED: If you are in a long distance relationship with one partner living in Dublin and the other in Edinburgh, and would like to use the Mutsugoto to send your partner and an embrace over distance, please email beth.gormley@sciencegallery.com.

Couples may book in for a one hour session between Thursday, February 11 and Sunday February 14. Times are flexible within Science Gallery opening hours. The Mutsugoto beds will be set up at Science Gallery, Dublin and Inspace, Edinburgh and will NOT be on view to the public when couples are communicating.