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Electric Fingers

an experiment in touch surface drawing 

The Electric Finger project is a continuing art and design based investigation of the mobile device as a creative apparatus. Our fingers are electric. They emit electromagnetic frequencies that allow us to interact with touch screen technologies. “Finger capacitance” is the conductive property of our fingers, which makes capacitive sensing possible. Mobile devices, such as phones and tablets are designed to respond to the taps and caresses of our fingertips, providing access to necessary but mundane information or allowing for moments of unique creative exploration. For decades, it has been possible to draw with a computer using a mouse or stylus, but now we carry electronic sketchbooks in our pockets with the tools for mark making at the tips of our fingers.