When we are hugging someone, it is not possible to see each other’s face.
Intimacy Machine reveals the face of the person that you are hugging. The user experiences the intimacy both from the action of hugging and the live video feed of the person’s face. This could be also be used for long distance hugging. Ultimately, I question the sensations of intimacy offered through technology and physical hugging. Is the intimacy the act of hugging or looking eye to eye through the screen, or does it super charge the intimacy?