(((heartbeats))) is an initial attempt to explore the possibility of using objects combined with digital technology to inspire a renewed dialogue. The intent is to express a single, complex part of ourselves with clarity -- to ground emotional connection to a physical world congruent with the virtual world.

How might we use digital technolgy to assist in our communication and connectivity?
How might we remove ourselves from the virtual world and reignite our meaningful relationships in the physical world?

How might we improve the impact digital communication has on personal identity, and our ability to empathize with other humans?

This particular experience captures a live feed of one’s heartbeat and outputs it through light and vibration into a small, wireless object. It is in turn given to another person as an act of intimacy. The (((hearbeat))) object informed two wearable products that explored additional ways to experience a heartbeat.