Proverbial Wallets: Wallets that Metamorphose Depending on Your Financial Situation
Financial experts often counsel you to check your balance online every day. It’s a simple way to connect you more closely with your financial situation, instead of being in the dark until the day you go to the ATM and find your account nearly empty.
Proverbial Wallets, a new project from the MIT Media Lab, offers a more innovative way to check your balance daily. The Bluetooth equipped wallets physically transform depending on your current financial situation: The Bumblebee buzzes every time your bank account updates. The Peacock inflates or deflates depending on your total assets. The Mother Bear (pictured) has a hinge that makes it harder to open if you are approaching monthly budgets.
Says the project’s developers:
The Proverbial Wallet gives us that financial sense at the point of purchase by un-abstracting virtual assets. Tactile feedback reflecting our personal balances and transactions helps us develop a subconscious financial sense that guides responsible decisions. In addition to providing a visceral connection to our virtual money, tactile output keeps personal information private and ambient.
Here’s the thing, a few days ago Bobo, a friend I met on my last set job, called and asked if I was interested in a 2 week job…Considering anything from her is real cool because it’ll definitely involve set work I jumped at it. She said it’ll look good on my resume and the experience will be valuable for my next job…not to mention it’s easy and pretty cruisy!
I was super nervous since I didn’t know what it was and was so afraid that I wouldn’t be able to do it and I definitely don’t want to let anyone down… It turns out they wanted me to be an assistant to Tiffany Lee!! She’s super awesome and I’ve only been around her for like 2 days! She is down to earth, pretty and super tall. I feel like a munchkin next to her…
Anyhoo, because of her super awesome niceness, she’s made this job fun and effortless. She even taught me things and we connect pretty well with lots of convos going.
Since I haven’t Tumbled anything interesting lately, I thought I’ll share this!
There is a major downside to it…though we all have to make sacrifices! But I am very thankful that he’s pretty supportive about it.
Though it’s just shopping and walking around so far, when she starts work, it might be a different story. Lets hope I do get to go by the 14th or at least the weekend on the 17th…but things are still uncertain X|…we’ll just have to wait and see!