The Origin Story of the Compubody Sock, A Privacy Sweater Connecting a Person’s Head and Laptop

How-to guru Becky Stern shares the origin story of her Laptop Compubody Sock, a large sweater that connects a person’s head to their laptop for increased privacy. Stern created the Compubody Sock in 2008 and it has had several waves of internet fame over the years.

As Stern explains, the piece is a sculpture and not intended for actual use, but for anyone interested in creating their own, the directions are laid out in a post on Instructables.

Laptop Compubody Sock by Becky Stern at F.A.T. Gold

photo by Scott Beale