Syuzi's Blog – December 2009 Archive (16)

Refashioned Printer Cables for a Charitable Cause



Spanish jewelry artist Eugenio Loarce refashions ordinary printer cables destined for the landfill into fanciful jewelry, brooches and bags. These wearable pieces of art have all been created to raise funds for the BipBip Foundation, aimed at closing the digital divide amongst collectives in danger of social… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 23, 2009 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Intimacy— A Sensual Haute-tech Wearable

Intimacy-Wearable Tech



Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde creates a sensual, practically mischievous, wearables in his latest project Intimacy. Intimacy is about technology becoming intimate extensions of our skins.



Developed by his lab, Studio Roosegaarde,… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 21, 2009 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Illuminated Gibson Guitar with LEDs and Lasers

Laser Guitar



Moritz Waldemeyer does it again! He's the go-to guy for the music industry to create magical, illuminated outfits and now — instruments.



I was loving Rihanna's fierce laser outfit for the the 2009 AMA's, but this beautiful white furry Gibson Les Paul guitar illuminated with LEDs and lasers steals the… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 18, 2009 at 10:23am — No Comments

C02 Dress — A Beautiful Pollution Sensing Dress

C02 Dress



A wonderful collaboration between diffus.dk, Alexandra Institute, The Danish Design School and embroidery company Forster Rohner has resulted in this beautifully-detailed haute-tech dress fit for the… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 16, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Pong Prom — Multi-player Wearable Gaming Interface

Pong Prom



Pong Prom, developed by Ed Keeble, transforms the body into an interface to control the game of pong.



In designing Pong Prom, Keeble has taken on the challenge of designing a wearable gaming interface that works with two players, resulting in an experience that is both collaborative and competitive.



Pong Prom

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Added by Syuzi on December 15, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

Fragile Light Objects

Light Objects Wearable Sculptures



Delicately dangling from a shirt pocket or wrapped around one's wrist, Zuzana Serbak's fabric sculptures are inspired by the concept of "fragile conductivity."



In her wearable art, Serbak embraces LEDs more for their ephemeral materiality (light) rather than computational capability (display).



Light Objects Wearable Sculptures



Serbak takes advantage of soft circuits ultimate weakness — their fragile… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 14, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Gareth Pugh’s (un)Wearable OLED Dress

OLED Dress



English fashion designer Gareth Pugh has fashioned a dress made from OLEDs (organic LEDs) panels. OLEDs entry into the market promises a more light efficient display technology compared to traditional LEDs.



According to Wired, "the plastic electronics technology allows circuits to be printed onto any surface and over large areas… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 12, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Animated Textiles using Shape Memory Alloys



The above video is wonderful example of a textiles study using Shape Memory Alloys by Lynda Fletcher, currently a student at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. The project was inspired by the Arctic fox and its ability to adapt to temperature changes by increasing the thickness of its coat during the cooler seasons.



The textile study was an examination of how a change in temperature can… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 10, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

Nomadic Wonderland — A DIY Approach to Sustainable Fashion

Nomadic Wonderla



Lasercut, modular pieces of dense fabric are "snapped" together like a construction set to create fashions that suit the body as much as the interior walls that house it.



Eunsuk Hur, a textile designer and a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, created Nomadic Wonderland "to push the… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 9, 2009 at 2:21pm — No Comments

RFID Glove for Interactive Object-based Storytelling



The Reading Glove, developed by Josh Tanenbaum, is an RFID glove that extracts digital information embedded in objects. In this project, it is used as a novel, non-linear interactive form of storytelling.



As the wearer picks up objects embedded with a unique RFID tag, the objects reveals its latent digital story in the form of of audio, projected visualizations, and text.



The glove is made… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 7, 2009 at 9:40am — No Comments

RFID Glove for Interactive Object-based Storytelling



The Reading Glove, developed by Josh Tanenbaum, is an RFID glove that extracts digital information embedded in objects. In this project, it is used as a novel, non-linear interactive form of storytelling.



As the wearer picks up objects embedded with a unique RFID tag, the objects reveals its latent digital story in the form of of audio, projected visualizations, and text.



The glove is made… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 7, 2009 at 9:20am — No Comments

Holiday Gift Guide: Awesome DIY Kits

DIY Kits



This holiday season give the gift of creating with these wonderful DIY Kits.



MUJI LEGO Kit



Muji LEGO Ki

Muji LEGO Kit





MUJI partners with LEGO to create a set of amazing craft kits that you assemble using a LEGO-sized holepunch and LEGO bricks . Available at… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 4, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

DIY Lady GaGa Video Glasses



From FT member Angela Sheehan, these fab video glasses use digital photo keychains on a slideshow setting to replicate the 'video' effect as seen in Lady GaGa's performances.



Pretty Fantastic!



Thanks… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 3, 2009 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Illuminated Snowflake Ornament Tutorial

DIY Illuminated Snowflake Ornament Tutorial



I'm unusually enthusiastic about this holiday season. I've already started making gifts and holiday decorations. I made a few handmade LED snowflake ornaments that I would like to share with the community. They are super-easy to make and only take about 15-20 minutes each (depends on how long you experiment with the beading). This is the first project that I've really "beaded" but I can imagine such beautiful forms from crafters/makers with… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 2, 2009 at 3:46pm — 5 Comments

LED Kimono — Interactive Wearable Musical Instrument



The LED Kimono is one of the more sophisticated performance-oriented wearable technologies to date. The project is designed and fabricated by composer and performance artist Miya Masaoka.



Embroidered with 444 individually controlled LED’s, the kimono sleeve functions as a low-resolution textile video screen and expressive interface.



In… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 2, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Bio Circuit Vest — A Wearable Soundscape



Using a heart rate monitor, a hacked MP3 player and a Lilypad Arduino, two students Dana Ramler (Industrial Design) and Holly Schmidt (MAA) from Emily Carr University developed a vest that monitor's the wearer's heart rate and, in response, plays a set of soundscapes.



BioCircuit Garment





Aptly titled Bio Circuit, the garment uses the wearer's physiological state… Continue

Added by Syuzi on December 1, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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