Parasite is a wearable electronic garment that explores the idea of symbiotic relationships with technology. It can be seen an independent parasitic organism that reacts to environmental heat by retracting its scales for ventilation: however, this reaction cannot occur unless its circuit runs through a human body. This project draws on symbiosis as a natural inspiration for armor or defensive wear. It is a commentary on techno-determinism that examines the machine as an extension of the self rather than an opposing force. Parasite is worn around the arm and neck and consists of electronics and an Arduino sewn into fabric.
Ukule(LED) is based on the desire to visualizing invisible phenomena so that it becomes both visible and mesmerizing. By illustrating how "sound travels", this project utilizes 24 LED lights which are sewed on a T-shirt, with a microphone attached to a ukulele. Ukule(LED) integrates interactions between the user with the Ukule(LED) into a visual representation and expand audience’s experience of the music.
Grass is an interactive tactile interface that invites participants to touch the luminous fiber-optic grass. Different light patterns are created depending on how participants touch Grass. This explores natural “touching” or “stroking” gestures experimenting soft-circuit techniques with alternative conductive materials: conductive paints and fabrics.