vanessa harden: mouse assisted interplay vanessa harden: mouse assisted interplay
dec 13, 2009

vanessa harden: mouse assisted interplay

mouse assisted interplay by vanessa harden is an imagined dating service where people meet and interact through their pet mice. the project was inspired by mouse fanciers, ‘an existing subculture that breeds and shows prize winning rodents’. the idea combines this interest in mice with current trends like internet dating and speed dating. mice owners would meet online, choosing a potential mate based on their mouse’s breeding profile. a wearable tube habitat allows the owners to have their mice meet and also promotes human to human interaction. the habitat has a number of features including a docking mechanism, which connects the two users together. while the mice instigate the encounter, the aim is to encourage dialogue between the owners.  

http://vanessaharden.com

photos by jan voss

  • mighty mice to the rescue of future human sociability!! after aaaaaallll these years living in societies…. this is what we get to?? cant decide… should we laugh or cry!?!?!?!

    toski says:
  • biological weapon?

    aristarkh says:
  • reminds me of the zadie smith* book “white teeth” – the final scene…funny

    max says:
  • bravo, vanessa. you win the ‘complete failure’ annual prize. don’t forget to take the [url=http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q202/zokster/224.jpg]towel…[/url]

    KJG says:
  • Many of Ms. Hardens projects/designs seem to be copies of other brilliant designers from different countries around the world.

    F says:
  • poor designer mouse ……..

    larry says:
  • Me, I love the shoes that the guy wears! Can we have any feedback on that???

    sunscreen says:
  • the title alone made me want to comment.
    1: DESIGN BOOM STAFF – get a grip and stop publishing things like this!

    2: Vanessa – get a grip and stop designing…PERIOD

    wow wow says:

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