Jale, which is Persian for morning dew or dewdrop, is a transforming patchwork by Heike Sperber, a MediaTechnology student from the University of Leiden. The patchwork uses a temperature sensor to trigger a change of seasons, so that when it becomes cold the patchwork shows the blue snowflake and when it becomes warmer the sun motive reappears.
The quilting technique of Jale is known as English Paper Piecing.… Continue
The crew at Shapeways have been experimenting with 3D printed fabrics, combining strength and flexibility of interlocking 3 Dimensional meshes and surfaces. Early days in the process and something they will be doing more of in the near future. Check out the video on the… Continue
If you're around LA, please join me at the wearables studio at Siggraph 2010. We have a wonderful wearables exhibit featuring a lot of the projects I covered on Fashioning Tech last year. So drop by and experience them in person.
Plus we'll be sitting around and making stuff all day long so there will be plenty of hands-on activity to keep you inpsired.
Peace Games uses the conductive power of the human body to create a water based musical controller. We've seen a lot of projects that use conductive fabrics and the conductivity of the human body as an interface for musical devices, but what makes Peace Games so inviting is the gesture of dipping your hands into bowls of water. This act feels almost ritualistic to me.
The project was developed by two artists, Ion Furjanic and Isaac Souweine living in Malaysia…
Added by Syuzi on July 20, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Next week I will be giving a workshop at V2_ in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. There are still places available!
I will introduce the exciting field of LEDs (regular, super bright, power, smd), electroluminescent (EL) wire and optic fibers discussing the pros and cons of each and giving useful tips for incorporating these in textiles. This will be followed by an introduction into soft… Continue
Ok how cool is conductive playdoh?! No seriously. Pretty darn cool!
Samuel Johnson, an undergraduate student at the University of St. Thomas, with the help of his prof. Dr. AnnMarie Thomas, made conductive dough as a fun teaching tool for a middle school science curriculum. Middle school students seems a little old for toying with playdoh but I think K-12 may be a more appropriate… Continue
Added by Syuzi on July 19, 2010 at 10:00am —
Happy Friday everyone! It's been one long summer week: I'm sure many of you feel the same!
For a quick inspirational Friday post, we have a lovely LED bracelet study by Osamu Iwasaki. I'm not sure how the bracelet is going to powered since it's so delicate and thin but would love to learn more!
Takashi Kondo, an interactive design student at at IAMAS in Japan, has created these novel interface studies using conductive ink screened onto paper.
The first, Zipper Messenger (above) is an interactive card screen printed with an image of a ribbon using conductive ink. When the user tears open the card, a "Happy birthday, thanks for everyday" message… Continue
Added by Syuzi on July 14, 2010 at 12:00pm —
"Materializing" the immaterial, textile designer Celine Marcq develops sensitive and reactive wall coverings (interfaces or ambient displays of sorts) that are capable of visualizing electrical energy usage.