laura beloff, finland
Heart-Donor by Beloff & Berger with Mitrunen. The work Heart-Donor is investigating social networks and life in a hybrid space. The user can collect 30 recordings of heartbeats of friends and family into the HDvest. These heartbeats will be stored into 30 small lamps embedded on the front of the vest. The default color of a recorded heartbeat is green, but it changes to blink in red-color when the person (whose heartbeat is stored into the HDvest) goes online (with Skype). The "owner" of the HDvest can follow his/her selected social network of people shifting their presence between the physical and the virtual layers of the world wherever he/she and the people in this network may geographically be.