Imogen Heap is a kinda folky, kinda electronic, almost shoegaze-y pop artist who has developed a pair of futuristic musical gloves. Watching her play with her Mi.Mu gloves reminds me of someone playing a theremin, sans the theremin, of course. In a way they remind me of Imitone, Evan Balster’s musical tool that lets you control midi-instruments simply by singing to your computer. Both inventions were created with the intent of freeing musicians from the tyranny of having to hunch over a laptop, because that just doesn’t seem very musical.
You can see these e-textiles in the motion at her ongoing Kickstarter campaign.