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Stretchable Silicon Could Make Sports Apparel Smarter – Technology Review

Posted in technology, textile by electricdream on December 13, 2010

 

 

Stretchable Silicon Could Make Sports Apparel Smarter

via Stretchable Silicon Could Make Sports Apparel Smarter – Technology Review.

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LUCYANDBART

Posted in art, context, fashion, surface, textile by electricdream on January 5, 2010

LUCYANDBART.

This amazingly quirky duo never fail to amaze and delight, while disturbing too!

This image from Grow on you
Lucyandbart is a collaboration between artists Lucy McRae and Bart Hess. In it they imagine human bodies and faces physically altered with a shocking but artistic realism. Globules of foam, asymmetric spines fascinating and repugnant simultaneously, the pictures become even more disturbing because they don’t hint at the emotional state of the subject. Each transformed human looks blankly back at you, neither horrified or surprised or excited about their change of form, but merely present and allowing it to be shown to you. It’s that sort of lucid acceptance, clearly not hiding the kind of imperfections and oddities that society mostly trains us to be ashamed of, that make staring at these ‘mutants’ even more unnerving.
www.lucyandbart.com

Early Orta – the socioeconomic body

Posted in art, context, design, textile by electricdream on January 5, 2010

Excellent description of making an ambient display

Posted in surface, technology, textile by electricdream on October 25, 2009

Project 008 – keywoniki

A Camera from a Sheet of Fiber

Posted in technology, textile, wearable by electricdream on July 6, 2009

Technology Review: A Camera from a Sheet of Fiber.

Researchers at MIT have integrated a collection of light sensors into polymer fibers, creating a new type of camera.

Knitpro

Posted in textile by electricdream on March 2, 2009

In case of inspiration caused by our upcoming yarnbombing presentation …
knitPro is a free web application that translates digital images into knit, crochet, needlepoint and cross-stitch patterns. Simply upload jpeg, gif or png images and knitPro will generate a graph sizable for any fiber project. knitPro digitally mimics the tradition of pre-industrial craft circles who freely shared patterns and passed them down from generation to generation. By Cat Mazza

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

Wifi detecting t-shirt

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


via gizmodo

Textile 2006 – Jean Shin

Posted in exhibition, technology, textile by electricdream on October 23, 2008

In this interactive sculpture, thousands of recycled keyboard keys are embedded into a continuous textile. The keys spell out a line-by-line transcript of the email correspondence between the artist and fabricators regarding the creation of the artwork. As a result, the sculpture documents its own making. Viewers can also type their own messages on the active keys amid the first three rows of emails. These new messages are then projected onto the opposite end of the fabric, thereby continuing the virtual dialogue. The project speaks to the pervasiveness of email in our lives while commenting on the fact that, despite the modern technology of virtual communication, our written language is linked to the tactile sensation of moving our fingers over an outmoded typewriter system.

Wow!