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Why a sausage can do what your gloves cannot - Charles Wallace and Sajan Saini

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In 2010, South Korea experienced a particularly cold winter. People couldn’t activate their smartphones while wearing gloves, so they began wielding snack sausages— causing one company to see a 40% rise in sausage sales. So, what could sausages do that gloves couldn’t? In other words, how do touchscreens actually work? Charles Wallace and Sajan Saini dig into the science of touchscreens.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Sajan Saini , Charles Wallace
  • Director Luis Torres, Mr. Flama
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Luis Torres, Mr. Flama
  • Animator Luis Torres, Mr. Flama
  • Art Director Luis Torres, Mr. Flama
  • Sound Designer Jan Willem De With
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal, Cella Wright

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