Final Project: Earthquake Skirt

The Earthquake Skirt is a skirt made of debris that rumbles and shakes with near-real-time seismological data. Beneath the layers of debris are three vibrating motors, which have their intensity scaled to the magnitude of the occurring earthquakes.

Concept

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Gmail Motion: Now you can control Gmail with your body

The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion — now you can control Gmail with your body.

OCAD Wearable Tech in Toronto Star today

OCAD gives technology an artistic spin; School’s design students merge fashion with circuitry to encourage social interaction

Page X4 under "Courses and Careers"

Toronto Star Thu Mar 24 2011 Page: X4 Section: Feature Byline: Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew Toronto Star

Fashion collides with technology in a classroom on the third floor of OCAD University.

Students . . . → Read More: OCAD Wearable Tech in Toronto Star today

Metal Scrap Yard

A few of you were interested to know about Solway Metal, the scrap yard I went to the other day. They’re close to Dundas West Station, just off of Symington Ave. Here’s their info.

Conductive Lace

Some ladies in the Netherlands are making conductive lace.

See here.

Conductive lace pressure circuit

12 Hour Circuit

I really didnt spend much time on making the circuit. It’s just a couple LEDs soldered to a battery with a 1k resistor. I figured that a good test of the circuit would be if I slept wearing it. The body moves around a lot when sleeping, and the wear of the sheets and clothing . . . → Read More: 12 Hour Circuit

Article: Bio-sensing Textiles

Grab the PDF from here: BioSensing Textiles

Abstract:

In recent years much progress has been made in the integration of physical transducers into clothing e.g. breathing rate, heart rate and temperature [1]. The integration of chemical sensing into textiles adds a new dimension to the field of smart clothing. Wearable chemical sensors may be used . . . → Read More: Article: Bio-sensing Textiles

Wearable Tech Residency in Riga, Latvia

Info about an organization in Riga that offers a residency program.

E-text+textiles

e-t+t is organizing and facilitating a series of presentations by its Residents and invited international cultural workers, artists, designers, scientists, literates, researchers, and academics. These presentations, talks and workshops are helping to initiate and sustain dialogue between the local audiences and the invited . . . → Read More: Wearable Tech Residency in Riga, Latvia

Announcement: I would like to order some neoprene (edit: also fibre optics)

hey gang, I’d like to place an order for some neoprene and some velostat (two different companies). Anyone interested in placing an order together? lemme knows.

Also, fibre optics, if anyone wants to share shipping:

http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/

Earthquake Skirt: The Glamorization of Disaster

For my final project I would like to construct a skirt whose movements are driven by near-real-time data of earthquakes around the globe.

The skirt would be programmed to grab, at preset intervals, global earthquake updates from the US Geological Survey Website. Through USGS, earthquakes are broadcast within a few minutes for California events, and . . . → Read More: Earthquake Skirt: The Glamorization of Disaster

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