S T E L A R C – bodies are both Zombies and Cyborgs

Posted in art, cyborg, technology by electricdream on January 5, 2010

We have never had a mind of our own and we often perform involuntarily … Ever since we evolved as hominids and developed bipedal locomotion, two limbs became manipulators and we constructed artifacts, instruments and machines …..

S T E L A R C.


Mary Mattingly

Posted in art, cyborg, diva ecu, fashion, future by electricdream on January 27, 2009

I had come across the work of Mary Mattingly a while ago, and loved it. Although she doesn’t create these garments/structures as “wearables” exactly, her haunting imagery and detailed descriptions are very inspiring!

““The fabric used is an outerlayer combination of Kaiok, a phase change material like Outlast® Adaptive Comfort®, waterproof Cordura, Solarweave UV protectant fabric, and the inner muslin layer. The fabric has the ability to keep the body at a comfortable temperature no matter the weather. The encapsulated warmers (like those found in electric blankets) are also woven into the innermost layer of the home, and through sensors, are adjusted to your bodies temperature and keep the home warm or cool on the inside to counteract the outside. The electronic silver threads in the fabric connecting to the sensors will give the wearers the ability to monitor themselves, their health and introspectively study themselves, as well as monitor the outdoor conditions, and transmit information to another, currently through a ZigBee connection or secure nodal random key coding and patterning frequency that can be set up to directly interface with another person’s home and information. This infrastructure will be able to receive signals from satellite and aid in GPS, mapping VA goggles, cel-sat and Internet.”
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Gary Cass and Donna Franklin live from Perth au

Posted in cyborg, diva ecu, fashion, technology, textile by electricdream on January 22, 2009

Gary Cass

Donna Franklin at SimbioticA


Posted in context, cyborg, design, surface by electricdream on January 18, 2009

Sundry resources from rupture research:
Haptic exhibition at the Lighthouse
Skin by Ellen Lupton
Photographs by Elinor Carucci
Naomi Klein – no logo
Dr Zane Berzina – research and projects using thermochromic inks


Posted in cyborg, exhibition, fashion, technology, wearable by electricdream on May 2, 2008
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Brain electricity writing

Posted in cyborg, technology by electricdream on November 16, 2007


Human brainwaves were first measured in 1924 by Hans Berger, at the time an unknown German psychiatrist. He termed these electrical measurements the “electroencephalogram” (EEG), which literally means “brain electricity writing”.
Berger published his brainwave results in 1929 as Über das Elektrenkephalogramm des Menschen (“On the Electroencephalogram of Man”). The English translation did not appear until 1969.

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