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Dezeen's Imogen Heap video interview reaches one million views on YouTube

Our interview with musician Imogen Heap has become our first video to hit one million views on our Youtube channel!

In the short film, the artist demonstrates her Mi.Mu gloves, a pair of electronic gloves that allow the wearer to control digital instruments via hand gestures while performing on stage.

The video was produced as part of our Dezeen x MINI Frontiers collaboration exploring the intersection between design and technology with car brand MINI in 2014 and won a Webby award for best technology video.

It was originally published on Vimeo, where it has amassed over 500,000 views. We later published it on our YouTube channel and it hit one million views on that platform last week.

The video was filmed at Heap's home studio outside London before she launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce a limited production run of the open-source gloves.

In 2020, Heap gave the closing performance of Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival using the Mi.Mu gloves.

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