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XXIV.6 November + December 2017
Page: 56
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All the world’s a stage: What makes a wearable socially acceptable


Authors:
Norene Kelly

  If William Shakespeare could time travel to the present, it’s hard to say what he would make of the small computers and electronic devices we carry and attach to our bodies. Regardless, one of his observations captures very well the human-computer interactions that permeate 21st-century life: “All the world’s a stage.” While the world since Shakespeare’s time has changed dramatically, people still are and always will be social animals. As ever, we put on performances for others and ourselves. A key preparation for this performance happens every morning: getting dressed. You choose your clothes based on what you are…




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