Teen Allergic to Touch Uses Her Own Body as Human Etch-a-Sketch

18-year-old Emma Aldenryd creates her very own type of body art by running a pencil over her skin, which causes the lines she traces to swell and redden, leaving behind temporary doodles that fade after about 30 minutes. The Danish teen discovered that she had dermatographia three years ago, after a friend noticed that her arms turned red and swollen. Instead of hiding away her skin condition, Emma decided to embrace it and use her own body as an artistic medium. Continue reading »

Handheld, Creepy Furniture Sculptures Made Of Fake Human Skin

In the unsettling 2009 sculpture series “Handheld,” small models of furniture appear to be made out of human skin. In actuality British artist Jessica Harrison created the sculptures using casts of her own hands. Continue reading »

Conductive Artificial Skin Covers For Mobile Devices

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher and engineer Marc Teyssier has invented Skin-On Interfaces, an artificial skin cover for mobile devices. The realistic texture is highly conductive and encourages users to use natural movements on touch sensitive devices. The top layer of the artificial skin is made from “DragonSkin silicone with beige pigments on a skin-like texture mold”, while the conductivity is implemented with open source hardware. Continue reading »

Anime Style Body Paint Model Dazzles With The Most Colorful Fashion In Japan


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Ishoku hada (異色肌), “different colored skin” or “unique skin” may not be the most practical form of Japanese creative fashion, but it’s definitely the most colorful. Continue reading »