Body Graffiti is a performance art wearable technology that uses the illusion of persistence of vision (POV) to create ephemeral graffiti via body movement. As dancers (in this particular performance— break dancers) perform head spins, windmills and flares, messages programmed into the custom designed LED POV system are displayed.
There is something kinda nice about the analog interaction of Cooperjay Kim's kinetic skirt. Often when embedding sensor technologies into wearables, you are only privy to the reaction without really knowing the cause. Sensor technologies have a way of making the invisible (i.e. pollutants in the air) visible (i.e. LED patterns on dress) but the experience is entirely passive.… Continue
Added by Syuzi on March 26, 2010 at 11:00am —
Designed by Thecla Schiphorst in collaboration with Jinsil Seo, Tendrils is an theatrical costume that commands to be touched. Squeeze the draping tentacle-like structures and the dress "shivers" in response causing the colorful petals or scales to subtly move.
Actuated by a series of small, inter-connected motors and lights, the biological response "… Continue
Added by Syuzi on March 23, 2010 at 12:29pm —
For you, this lovely Friday afternoon, I have gathered some fun and funky explorations by the DIY and e-textile community. From conductive liquid to conductive pompoms, I hope these material experiments will entice you make something this weekend!
Nancy Tilbury, a course Director for a new postgraduate Fashion Programme at Kingston University, envisions the future of couture as digital skins cultivated in a nanotech atelier.
From electric nanobits that travel through veins to chemical couture fashions in the form of digestible pills, Tilbury creates an evocative and downright sensual portrayal of the future of haute-nanotech fashion in the year… Continue
Added by Syuzi on March 17, 2010 at 1:34pm —
Here's a great tutorial by Benjamin Zaitlen on how to make your own Lilypad Persistence of Vision wristband.
As Zaitlen explains:
"Persistence of Vision (POV) is the illusion that an image continues to persist even though the image has changed. In essence, we are taking advantage of the limitations of the brain-eye processing time. With a camera we can tune our… Continue
Designed by the sister duo Sarah and Lara Grant , Fortune Teller is a novel interface designed to work with the Arduino controller and Max/Msp. It is constructed from hand-made conductive felt made from a combination of steel wool and non-conductive wool fibers using dry felting techniques.
Melissa Coleman developed a series of beautiful interactive textiles during her artist-in-residency at V2_. Her project titled Media VIntage was inspired by an article by Bruce Sterling in The Book of Imaginary Media, in which he points out that new media become obsolete faster than old ones.… Continue
E-static Shadows is a woven electronic textile, developed by Zane Berzina, that responds to electrostatic charges. Designed with hundreds of hand-soldered LED lights, transistors and a woven electronic circuit, the expansive textile display creates "transient shadows" in areas which detects a presence of electrostatic fields, feeding on the charges created by viewers and… Continue
Happy Monday ya'all! OSLOOM (open source loom) is a fabulous project that could use your support.
Your contributions can be as little at $1 to kickstart the R&D of this project & at a $15 pledge you receive a laser cut cardboard loom. Pretty cool!