Badass – Enhancing Social Alienation

Title: Badass

Concept/Objective: To create a wearable and fully functioning supermodern garment to be worn while riding the TTC which would deter others from getting too close to and/or interacting with the wearer.

If strangers come to close to the wearer, the garment will raise the collar to obscure the lower portion of the face . . . → Read More: Badass – Enhancing Social Alienation

12 Hour Princess Tiara

For my 12 Hour project, I decided to take a page from Kate’s book and doing a piece that lives on the head. The head is such a stable environment, and so makes a perfect home for a circuit 🙂

My circuit is just a simple amber LED with a battery pack + wires and . . . → Read More: 12 Hour Princess Tiara

Badass Final Project Brief

OBJECTIVE: To create a wearable and fully functioning supermodern garment to be worn while riding the TTC which would deter others from getting too close to and/or interacting with the wearer. If strangers come to close to the wearer, the garment will raise the collar to obscure the lower portion of the face of the . . . → Read More: Badass Final Project Brief

Social Body Process Work

For the Social Body project, I focused more of the exploratory design process as to further my learning in regards to proximity sensor input and audio output. I had planned on also studying servo/motor output but the audio/melody/tone testing gobbled up so much of my time.

I wanted to create the base mechanics for a . . . → Read More: Social Body Process Work

The New Conversation

This photo was taken during the Skype class which was held on the week that Kate was sick.

Here was ave Elija leaning forward to say something to Kate over Kate’s “shoulder” through the computer.

I feel like this is a beautiful illustration of the blurring lines between being present and being digitally present.

. . . → Read More: The New Conversation

Blush – Soft Sensor

For my soft sensor project, I constructed a mask which has a soft sensor embedded in the lips. When the lips are touched or kissed, the cheeks of the mask will blush via red LEDs on the inside of the mask.

Blush works best in lower lighting conditions and is, arguably, the creepiest thing that . . . → Read More: Blush – Soft Sensor

Twins, Shyness, and Family

Living Pod

By Ying Gao with Simon Laroche, Anne-Marie Durand-Laflamme, and Isabelle Giroux

Living Pod is a pair of pneumatic pump controlled interactive nylon coats that represent fraternal twins. While the two garments appear to be identical, Garment B mimics the reactions of Garment A external influences.

If the wearer of Garment A Begins . . . → Read More: Twins, Shyness, and Family

Hi, I’m Hilary

I am a 4th year non-thesis student, studying Industrial Design. Right now I am taking a couple of fun studios (Wearable Tech 2 included) then next year I will be doing my thesis and I think I might be focusing on asthma. Maybe.

My skills include sewing, knitting, baking muffins, creating elegant circuit layouts, . . . → Read More: Hi, I’m Hilary

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