Throwing the glove


Hey there, reader! It’s the middle of the work week and I’m sure you’re longing for the weekend about as much as I am by now so I decided to share a little preview. Many folks today choose to let of the steam by indulging in the charms of night life like clubbing and raving. So, while engaging in this lately I was introduced to a trend I thought was worth mentioning as one of the “It” things among ravers. It’s called Gloving. Sounds funny when you say it at first, right? Well, to my utter surprise, this is actually considered the newest form of art in clubs. Gloving is usually done with your hands to the musical beat and it basically consists of putting on a pair of gloves (duh…) that have special microlights inserted into them, normally in the fingertips. If you’re trying to imagine this right now, let me be the first to say that it looks a lot more awesome in the dark than what you’re seeing; it’s basically dancing with your hands instead of your feet so, hooray non-dancers!

So, with a bit of research I came to the conclusion that this gloving thing is actually a multi-million dollar industry that’s been constantly growing and improving in recent years; there are a bunch of companies that sell gloves of the kind and the newest models even have complex motion-sensors and accelerometers that react to the direction and speed with which you move, generating numerous light patterns that make for an amazing light show. The latest device to hit the market, a child of © Kickstarter, goes by the simple name the Kinetic. By adapting to your movement this smart glove helps you create unique light patterns and show off your amazing dance skills using (that’s right, y’all!) just your hands. As somebody who’s always been a kind of a dance buff I have to say this is pretty awesome; I mean, you just never know where some creative minds will take something that’s pretty much considered familiar ground! And the best thing is that all you people out there that think you have “two left feet” can actually take a breather now, you’re basically a dancer too.

Thumbs up for creativity and an honest “job well done” from me to the person that came up with this positive and refreshing twist.Interested? You might also want to check out:

Brian Lim’s original

A beginner’s guide to gloving on