Yutaro Sato, Kento Imai and Kenri Kodaka – “Slime Hand”
Institution: Nagoya City University
Authors description: Slime and one stand mirror are enough to realize having a transformable hand as is sometimes seen in cartoon world. “Slime Hand” makes you feel as if each finger or skin of your hand is incredibly stretched and transformed just like slime. This is easily experienced by seeing a chunk of slime pinch-and-pulled by an experimenter in the mirror, while the hand placed behind the mirror is touched in the same way. This simple operation drastically alters the subjective material’s qualities of the hidden hand according to the slime’s amorphous shape-transformation, showing a strong flexibility of our mind accepting an alternative body.