"Hysterical Bubble" is a beautifully designed and executed wearable performance art project dealing with themes of conformity, social identity and group dynamics.
Designed by artist Anja Hertenberger, "Hysterical Bubble" consists of four suits each adorned with an embroidered inflatable textile bubble. The suits are "aware" of each other's proximity and react by inflating or… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 29, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Since it's been a slow past few weeks and I've had a bit of difficulty finding interesting wearables related content, for the next few days I'm going to share a few experiments that I've personally been working on.
First topic — dyeing conductive fabric.
Last night I dyed small swatches of conductive fabric and it turned out quite lovely. I used the… Continue
I will be holding an e-textile and soft sensor workshop Sunday, 27 June 2010, 12p-3p at CrashSpace in Los Angeles.
This course will introduce you to an exciting new palate of conductive threads and fabrics — some of which aren't commercially available. Unique properties and qualities of each material will be discussed.
You will learn how to construct your own textile… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 21, 2010 at 9:45am —
It's 2010 and we're yet to see wearables make it to market. It's been five years since I became enamored with fashion and technology and, as far as careers are concerned, perhaps that's not a very long time. It just feels like a long time especially when the conversation around wearables and manufacturing has not shifted one bit.
At every e-textiles and wearables conference I have attended in the past four years, everyone from… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 18, 2010 at 11:41am —
"In this hands-on weekend workshop we will cut, sew, weave, knit, felt and layer specialized electrotextiles, conductive threads and conventional electronics to create interactive soft circuits for wearables, musical instruments, jewelry and other responsive systems. We will make e-textile pressure, stretch and position sensors connect them to the Lilypad wearable computing platform and use led's… Continue
Karina van Heck transforms the intimate sounds of our body into an esoteric remix of heart beats and gurgles with her latest project "Body Speaker."
"Body Speaker" consists of a number of sound capturing wearables that amplify and capture the mysterious internal sounds of a body. The device draws the wearer below the surface of his own skin and allows them to investigate and remix the various sounds of his… Continue
Locative technology combined with wearable technology, on the surface, appears to be a felicitous combination but, like any new and emerging "social" technology, this relationship is mired with concerns regarding privacy. Google Facebook privacy controversy and you'll get a clear picture as to the complexity of the current debate.
From fears of surveillance to data-mining algorithms, our right to privacy has historically been challenged by… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 9, 2010 at 12:30pm —
The conductive fabric drumsticks, aptly named iSticks, were developed by David Ayman Shamma for a music hacking event in San Francisco. His winning entry is available online as a tutorial on Instructables.
The iSticks use a custom designed iPad application… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 7, 2010 at 10:00am —
New products and tutorials on PlugandWear! This is a soft potentiometer you can easily connect to your Arduino and use to control a flashing LED, the tone of a buzzer and so on. By sliding the cursor you will get the different values.
Mouna Andraos's Winter Quilts are a beautiful blend of traditional crafts and technology. Using e-textiles and soft circuit construction methods, Andrao's developed a set of three quilts that sense and respond to their environment.
The three large electronic blankets, inspired by the Canadian winter, were developed as a public art installation.…