Tuesday afternoon from 12-6pm, participants engaged in hands-on work and collaboration in 18 studio sessions held throughout the Media Lab building. Here are a few highlights of the studios that centered around wearable technologies, biofeedback, and soft sensors.
Measuring Biological Signals: Concepts and Practice, led by Sean Montgomery
Left: Sean during the workshop Right: Vital Threads Feedback Apparel…Continue
I just got home from TEI, what an amazing experience! I was lucky enough to attend TEI on the first year that hands-on studio sessions were a part of the program. Here is a video that Jay Silver, one of the studio chairs, compiled for you all to enjoy. For more information on the studios offered visit the… Continue
TEI kicked off today with a great opening keynote by Professor John Frazer, who gave an overview of his work and a brief history of how Tangible Interfaces have evolved over the years. Two paper sessions followed, the first focusing on "Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds" and the second "Toolkits and Enabling Technologies". For more on paper topics visit TEI's program page. In the… Continue
The Aeolia team are thrilled to be taking the cello garment to Tangible and Embedded Interfaces 2010 at the Media Lab, MIT this week.
The garment is part of the Aeolia project on stretch sensing on the body. Whereas the backs used commercially available material, this piece uses our own explorations in knitted stretch sensing, created by Martha Glazzard at Nottingham Trent… Continue
Just wanted to point to a new section — Call for Artists — that I added over this past weekend. The section will contain calls for participation to conferences, festivals and art events/ Wearable technology is under-represented at these events and I would love to see more of your work shown publicly.
I've been to every Bay Area Maker Faire in the past few years both as a "maker" and, last year, as a mere pedestrian. I can tell you whether or not you participate in the faire or run around all day looking at the amazing things your fellow makers have made, it's exhilarating. Also overwhelming — but overwhelming in that rare yet thrilling way where your mind is hyperactive and ricocheting with ideas. You always leave feeling that you, along with your… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 22, 2010 at 7:30am —
I've seen plenty of stills of Fabrican, the sprayable instant textile, for years now. The technology was patented nearly a decade ago and yet hasn't found its place in the market. When it first emerged, it caught the imagination of many a designer interested in… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 20, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Building on yesterday's post for a momentary escape from a public environment, Veasyble is a set of wearable accessories that screen the eyes, ears, face and upper body, providing a space for intimacy.
A bag unfolds cocooning the entire body; a decorative collar transforms into a sound-muting hood; a flamboyant hairpiece twists to screen the eyes; and a cap unfurls to shield the… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 15, 2010 at 10:49am —
The couple (who met creating a critical corset that tightens when the wearer's heart rate goes up) have decided to take the leap and get married! We of course love biometrics and geekery and thus have decided that our wedding needs to be equally geeky. We've been working hard on taking our biometrics project into a new realm, detecting wedding emotions and datalogging the entire day.
We're able to see at a glance, if the bride gets cold… Continue
Considering my 2010 predictions were centered around networked wearables, I would like to introduce you to the Fibonacci Purse, developed by ITP student Elizabeth Fuller.
The Fibonacci Purse is an interesting example of melding wearables and gaming that goes beyond the typical use of wearables as novel game controls. The bag itself functions as a physical display for the… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 11, 2010 at 10:40am —
The transition from one look to another may be as simple as the snap of a button. "Jurk" is an innovative collection of transformative fashion created by eefiene as research on different ways to connect a garment. A set of custom holes and pins were designed to easily shift the silhouette of the gown.…