Controlling a computer with gestures is almost passé these days, but how quickly we forget that Nintendo and Mattel released a kooky gadget that basically let people do just that back in 1989. Now, a new Kickstarter project aims to revisit that most maligned of wearables: the Power Glove. Yeah, we know, it’s so bad… but that didn’t stop a trio of filmmakers from tracing the thing’s trajectory from Christmas must-have to disappointing punchline to cultural touchstone to repurposed creative tool. The documentary — lovingly titled The Power of Glove — has already been in the works for over a year, and there’s plenty to show for it in the team’s trailer (check it out after the jump). All they need to bring the project home now is another $15,000 to complete the final round of interviews and assemble the finished product, a process they hope to power through before the end of next year.


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