DXARTS 490B: E-textiles & Wearables for Art & Design - Spring 2017
490B is a studio class offered at DXARTS, on experimenting with electronic textiles, soft-circuits and wearable technology. Provides hands-on prototyping for physical computing projects that explore the body as an interface of control for interactive environments. The students engage with smart materials, hand-crafted electronics and creative programming with Arduino to design their own interactive wearables. E-textiles and wearable computing can be used in multimedia performance projects, interface or game design, medical monitoring systems, and also as educational tools for people of all ages.
Apart from experimenting with different materials and techniques, learning how to code and build circuits using the LilyPad Arduino and the ATtiny85 microcontrollers, the students had the opportunity to engage with practitioners through guest lectures and workshops.
For more info about them check the following posts: Hannah Perner-Wilson, Irene Posch, Tincuta Heinzel and Maggie Orth.
These are some of the students' final projects: