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As a second part of A Punkarchaeology of Sleep, the The project reflects on the economics and ethics of sleep tracker apps.
As humans, we naturally associate a certain reliability into technology. Unreliable but easy to apply, sleep apps accompany the relentless nights of whom, affected by insomnia and not able to afford clinics, revolves to their phones to find answers to their sleepless nights.
Could crafts balance the digital realm? Woven Sleep enhances the flaws of the apps system through the physical experience of making and touching the sleeps data on woven charts. The tracked sleep is uploaded in an electric weaving loom and woven by the participation of the patient. Will the repetitive movement involved in the process help the insomniac ? Will the touch of the soft wool?
Mentoring by Jesse Howard, Henriette Waal, Jon Stam.