All tagged wearable technology
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.
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.
An on-going collaboration between DXARTS professor Afroditi Psarra and choreographer Stephanie Liapis on e-textiles and dance improvisation taking place at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle.
eTextile Spring Break camp - a week-long gathering of eTextile and electronic craft practitioners in upstate New York at the Wassaic Project from April 1-8, 2018.
Trials and Errors exhibition at Asociatia Salonul de Proiecte in Bucharest, Romania. Curated by Tincuta Heinzel and Hillevi Munthe. Description of the "FM transmitter sweatshirt" prototype by Afroditi Psarra which is presented at the exhibition.
On December 2017, in the second edition of DXARTS 490B: E-textiles & Wearable studio class, students presented their final project prototypes through a pop-up exhibition at the DXARTS Fablab in Ballard.
On two occasions in the past year, both in May 17th and November 21st 2017 we had the opportunity to host Seattle-based e-textiles pioneer, designer, artist, creative technologist, entrepreneur and writer - Maggie Orth for a guest talk on her work.
On Tuesday, October 31st 2017 we had the opportunity to host media artist and scholar, Kate Sicchio from NYU on a series of talks and workshops on Movement and Wearables, as well as the concept of Choreotopology. Kate works at the interface of technology and performance. By opening a dialogue between how people move and how this may change by engaging with the digital, she aims to create choreography, performative scores, video, programming languages and hacking methodologies.
DXARTS Assistant Professor Afroditi Psarra, PhD, participated at Eyeo Festival with a lecture and a workshop on June 29th, at 10:30am. The festival was held at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, June 26-29.
Festival Website: http://eyeofestival.com/about/
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.
On May 2017, in the context of DXARTS 490B: E-textiles & Wearables for Art & Design, we had the opportunity to host a guest lecture and a mini-workshop with e-textiles practitioner, researcher and independent art curator, Tincuta Heinzel. The lecture was supported by the OLF Lectures Program of Fulbright Commission.
On April 2017, the DXARTS softLab had the opportunity to host e-textiles practitioner Hannah Perner-Wilson from Kobakant for a guest lecture on her work and a mini-workshop entitled Transparent and Dangerous.