Big Softie is an e-textile version of my Flippin' Big Remote that I use to control my open source presentation software, Flip.
Whilst I love the original remote, it was very large and probably never going to make it through airport security, with all its exposed wires and switches that would no doubt raise suspicion. Big Softie is a much more simplified, friendlier version, taking into account the surrounding context, namely being carried in luggage. So why not make it look like something that is typically carried in luggage?
Using soft circuit materials such as conductive fabric and conductive thread, Big Softie is the opposite of what you would normally think of when thinking about digital devices.