The ‘Display of Affection’ is a technological device that lets you virtually caress neighbours or strangers in the street from the safety of your home. Follow loved ones and satisfy any craving for touching them without the risk of being rejected, disappointed or otherwise emotionally hurt.

How do we sensibly balance our need for intimacy with our need to protect against emotional harm? To what extent are new communications technologies changing our notions of privacy in a fragmented and distrusting society? How far are we prepared to distance ourselves from the world through technologically mediated interactions to feel safe?

A project by Helge Fischer:


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