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Wrist Computer Regional Information and Communication Port (concept model) Prototype For Wrist Computer, 1988

This is a Prototype for wrist computer. It was designed by Lisa Krohn. It is dated 1988 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is plastic, resin, metal, rubber, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A vision of the future from the past.

This object was donated by Lisa Krohn. It is credited Gift of Lisa Krohn.

  • Model 302 Telephone, ca. 1937
  • cast and enamel-coated metal, steel, printed paper, rubber-sheathed cord.
  • Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1994-73-2
This object has not been digitized yet.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Wayband, 2017
  • resin, steel, pla.
  • Courtesy of WearWorks.
  • 10.2019.1
  • Path Feel, 2014
  • electronic components, printed circuit board, foam.
  • Purchased by the museum for the exhibition.
  • s-e-2652

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 1 x 25.5 x 24.7 cm (3/8 x 10 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Wrist Computer Regional Information and Communication Port (concept model) Prototype For Wrist Computer, 1988; Designed by Lisa Krohn (American, b. 1963); USA; plastic, resin, metal, rubber, glass; H x W x D: 1 x 25.5 x 24.7 cm (3/8 x 10 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.); Gift of Lisa Krohn; 1991-64-1

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