Jacquard Woven Cunductive Textile

Here’s another article I found in Fibre Arts Magazine April/May 2010. Artists Christy Matson and Jon Brumit created an installation featuring a wall of conductive fabric and a mish mash of electrical components the give the viewer a taste of the unexpected.

Rachel Wingfield – Smart Textiles and Archilace

In January 2011, the Faculty of Design featured Rachel Wingfield as guest lecturer. I highly recommend watching it. Wingfield and her husband are researching the use textile properties in architecture. The stuff they make is not wearable but their work and the materials they use definitely inspire wearable technology.

Chance Operations of the Body – beyond Cage and Cunningham

The costume


Through a link that Erin Lewis posted on this blog, I discovered the collaborative work of John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Cage was a composer and Cunningham a modern dance choreographer. These two artists created music and dance that broke away from traditional methods of composing and choreographing. Their innovation came from the I . . . → Read More: Chance Operations of the Body – beyond Cage and Cunningham

Fibre Optic Tapestry – For you Erin

I received my copy of Fiber Arts Magazine this week and was pleasantly surprised to find this Fiber-Optic tapestry on the front cover. Here’s a link to a video that give more information on the concept and making of this inspirational piece.

Chance Operations of the Body – Work Plan

Arduino Prototyping 1. Capture “serial data” from accelerometer Processing Prototyping 2. figure out how to load “serial data” from Arduino into Processing 3. figure out how to use data to play MP3 files in Processing (I’m at this stage right now) 4. attach accelerometer to body and determine data ranges that will trigger MP3 files . . . → Read More: Chance Operations of the Body – Work Plan

12 hour circuit

My intention for this project was to put my ‘ear sensor’ to work but unfortunately, it didn’t work. There wasn’t enough pressure inside the ear to keep the LED lit. I could have spent many hours trying alternate methods but given my time restraints, I decided to place the sensor inside the heal of my . . . → Read More: 12 hour circuit

Chance Operations of the Body

My final project expands on a project I started last semester called the Belly Dance Sound Belt. Middle Eastern dance, particularly Oriental dance or “Belly Dance” as it is called in North America, is based on improvised body movements that are inspired by the delicate nuances of middle eastern music. The dancer’s role is to . . . → Read More: Chance Operations of the Body

EL Wire

Here are a couple of YouTube videos that helped me understand how to work with EL wire. The first one, from ‘Thats Cool Wire’, taught me how to reconnect my EL wire after I had damaged a portion of it with my sewing machine and the second is an interesting bit of info from Jeri . . . → Read More: EL Wire

You Turn Me On

As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to show how social dancing is a form of sexual foreplay and I was looking to the Tango for inspiration. However, after playing around with the idea of lighting up erogenous zones as the dancers touch, I realized that Salsa was a more appropriate dance to showcase this concept . . . → Read More: You Turn Me On

Social Dancing as Foreplay

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