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Embodied RF Ecologies by Afroditi Psarra

Continuing her research into textile antennas and fractal geometry as a means to detect radio-frequency (RF) transmissions, in Embodied RF Ecologies, Afroditi Psarra aims speculate about the body as an agent of power in a post-capitalist world, and to re-interpret transmission technologies through handmade crafting techniques.

Giulia Tomasello on Biotextiles and Constanza Piña on Wearable Electronics, Dance and Textile Computers

On Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 we had the amazing opportunity to host at the DXARTS 490: E-textiles & Wearables for Art & Design, the Italian interaction designer Giulia Tomasello talking about her work in the field of biohacking, harvesting and women’ s health, as well as the Chilean artist and performer Constanza Piña, presenting her work with wearables and sound through a DIY electronics and traditional crafting perspective.

Wearable Synthesizer: Modifying open source code with the use of E-textiles by William Perry

This wearable synth was inspired by the complexity of human emotions in conjunction with the comfort of human touch. Housed in a weighted sweater, the user experiences a subtle pressure on their shoulders, while the instrument is being played. Mimicking the feeling of being hugged, the user can squeeze the arms of the sweater, actuating the pressure sensors, intern synthesizing tones.

Interactive Origami Migraine Aura by Kellie Dunn

An interactive representation of a migraine aura. There's a soft pressure sensor built into one side of the cap, so that when you touch that side of the head, the lights blink faster and the origami tessellations move. I tried to capture the surreal psychedelic quality of a typical "fortification spectrum" visual aura.

Loop Pa Pow Project by Chanhee Choi

A 30-minute live interactive performance brings to life the video game. Five performers embody characters in the game. The player who activates the game summons the performers. Enlivened by the participation of the player, each performer celebrates its birth and marches out into the world. The rhythm of the performance is determined by how fast or slow the player taps the two controllers.

Fractal Antennae - an ongoing research project by Afroditi Psarra

The miniaturization of electronic devices has led to the development of what is known as fractal antennas - miniaturized antennas that use an iterative function system to create a fractal element at a reduced size. The term "fractal" was first used by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975. Mandelbrot based it on the Latin frāctus meaning "broken" or "fractured", and used it to extend the concept of theoretical fractional dimensions to geometric patterns in nature. One of the properties of fractals geometry is that it can have an infinite length while fitting in a finite volume. The radiation characteristic of any electromagnetic radiator depends on electrical length of the structure. By using the property of fractal geometry in antenna design one can increase the electrical length, keeping the volume of the antenna the same.

DXARTS 490B: E-textiles & Wearables for Art & Design - Spring 2017

DXARTS 490B is an introductory course to electronic textiles, soft-circuits and wearable technology. It 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.

Irene Posch on E-textile tools at HCDE

On April 2017 Daniela Rosner and the Tactile & Tactical Design (TAT) Lab of HCDE hosted Austrian e-textile designer Irene Posch as an Artist-In-Residency. During her time at the University of Washington Irene Posch presented her work and her collaboration with e-textile designer Ebru Kurbak through the e-textiles research group Stitching Worlds at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Irene and Daniela invited the DXARTS 490B: E-textiles & Wearables students to her talk and a hands-on workshop on making e-textile tools.