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Listening Space by Afroditi Psarra & Audrey Briot

Listening Space is an artistic research that was born during the eTextile Spring Break camp event that took place in upstate New York at the beginning of April 2019. Following their previous explorations of ecologies of transmissions and wanting to experiment with Software-Defined Radio, Afroditi Psarra and Audrey Briot setup a DIY satellite tracking station and aimed at intercepting the NOAA weather satellite audiovisual transmissions. During the course of three days, they observed five satellite passes, intercepted successfully three transmissions and decoded the audio signals into images which they later knitted in order to create a textile archive of the transmissions. The project recently won the Bergstrom Art & Science Award at the University of Washington and will be developed further in the course of the next academic year 2019/20.

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.

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.