The Itchy Dress is a project from the interactive fashion collection “Captain Electric and Battery Boy” — a "code name" for a collection of garments that passively harness energy directly from the body and actively allow for power generation by the user.
From the video, it appears that the act of rubbing the circular tubes around the neck of the dress generates enough energy to light up a string of… Continue
Added by Syuzi on August 30, 2009 at 10:52pm —
Last weekend I collaborated with artist Yann Seznec (aka the Amazing Rolo) on a UV glove which allows the wearer to draw on a wall that has been covered in UV paint. This was a development on some work created by Yann for the exhibition Rough Cut Nation at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (check out Yann's blog!). Here's a video showing a bit of the glove being made and then some shots of it in action at the… Continue
Added by Kristina on August 30, 2009 at 9:12am —
I personally don't have the patience to knit but recently I've been thinking more and more of integrating conductive threads and yarns into three-dimensional objects. In my search to find examples of knitwear using conductive threads, I discovered Fionnuala Murphy's conductive mittens.
It looks like she integrates the conductive… Continue
To make a human synthesizer, all you need is a few arduinos, a bucket of conductive paint and a surface area of bare skin. Using Bare, a non-toxic conductive ink that can be applied directly to the skin, musician Calvin Harris transforms 15 bikini clad performers into human switches that play musical… Continue
Added by Syuzi on August 18, 2009 at 8:38am —
Japanese Artists Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi hooked up an embroidery machine to Twitter that translates tweets into beautifully embroidered T-shirts. The embroidered tweet T's use a unique language that instructs the embroidery machines to create the designs.
For those of you in Europe, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2009 conference will be taking place on August 23 - September 1 in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. ISEA is an international nonprofit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and emerging technologies.
The conference this is loaded with AMAZING… Continue
Added by Syuzi on August 10, 2009 at 9:24pm —
So I've been away on holiday (hence the lack posts) and some more time sensitive postings have unfortunately slipped by. Deadline for submissions for the TEI '10 is unfortunately August 10 for studios(hands-on workshops) and papers. For those of you who have everything in order, I highly recommend that you apply.
TEI is the fourth international conference dedicated to… Continue