artist: Natalie Fizer 1960 Slumber Pillow, Frances Hayes U.S. patent…
artist/filmmaker: Alyce Santoro
1964 LIstening Pillow, C.L. McLean, U.S. patent no. 3,141,179
Inspired by a patent filed in 1964 for a Listening Pillow, an apparatus to facilitate listening to music in stereo while lying on one’s side, this design has been updated considerably to appeal to modern, nature-deprived audiences. Worn as a headpiece with a tuft of copper wool, the pillow serves as a conductor between the ear of the wearer and natural objects.