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DIY teleport hats - the consolation of technology

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  • Digital Design
  • Department of Aesthetic Studies
  • Center for Digital Urban Living
  • Digital Aesthetics Research Centre
This instructable describes how to make a set of teleport hats. A teleport hat is a crocheted hat which doubles as a device with which you can teleport yourself to a person wearing the same type of hat in case you miss oneanother and want to be together without the hassle of driving, jetting or biking there.
This particular set is made in the free-form crochet style: there is no exact pattern to crochet from, instead you crochet in an iterative process alternating between crocheting and trying the hat on for size and pattern adaptations.
Disclaimer: It is of course not a functioning device but it works well as a gift for someone you miss or someone who misses another person madly as it provides an opportunity to take some kind of action when ordinary options like driving, jetting or biking are not feasible even if the action is only symbolic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationhttp://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/diy-hci---a-showcase-of-methods-communities-and-values-for-reuse-and-customization/6612273
Publication year2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventCHI 09 - Boston, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009

Conference

ConferenceCHI 09
LandUnited States
ByBoston
Periode04/04/200909/04/2009

Bibliographical note

The workshop proceedings can be downloaded from: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/diy-hci-—-a-showcase-of-methods-communities-and-values-for-reuse-and-customization/6612273

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