Lisa Krohn

1993 Predecessor to Google Glass is Goopy, Reptilian


I chanced upon this biomorphic beauty one day on collections.cooperhewitt.org. Naturally, being part of the nerd department here at the Museum, I immediately showed it around. After a collective wave of "wooooah, dude," we generally agreed that it was very awesome that our collection indeed contains the alien-space-slug-older-sister to the slick young whippersnapper in the wearable computing family—Google Glass.
wearble computing, Arduino, ixd, Interaction Design, Smart Design, Lisa Krohn, prototyping, tools, apple

A vision of the future from the past


When I first stumbled across this object in the Museum’s collection, I had absolutely no idea what I was looking at. Its form hints subtly at a creature living in the sea or the sky, and I did not understand the small buttons adhered to its body. “Prototype, Wrist Computer,” the object information stated. I still was not clear. Upon researching a bit further, however, it is an absolutely fascinating object that is a surprising concept model for the future, delivered from the past. It is, effectively, a smartphone.
Lisa Krohn, concept, mobile phone, computer, rubber, Human body