Hysterical Wearable

Listening to the wearer’s conversation, this wearable device can recognize verbal microaggressions and reacts to them by drapping up the ruffled fabric and revealing a biting denture toy.

As seen in ITP Spring Show 2017 and Maker Faire 2017.

Hysterical Wearable (reacts with a stranger) from Renata Gaui on Vimeo.

Microaggressions are the everyday slight insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate negative messages to target persons based solely upon their group membership. Can we flip this pejorative speech and turn it into something that empower females? Can emerging technologies work as tools to create conversations about cultural mannerisms?

Hysterical Wearable (reacts with someone you know) from Renata Gaui on Vimeo.