Wearable tech

On Thursday I gave a little presentation at the academy ESAPV in Mons. I was invited by the Arts Numérique department run by Michel Cleempoel. (arts numérique could be translated as digital art)

The morning began with a little presentation. I started out with talking a bit about Constant, what I do as a member of Constant, showing some work results from the workshop series Ellentriek, moving to what I have been doing with electronics and textile.
One of the students took photographs of the day – thanks, D.

lecture @ Esapv

After that I gave a guided tour of some projects related to the subject.
I started out by projects and artists I find inspiring.
They are not necessarily related to electronics and textile – but they do kind of feed what I do.

We then move onto the electronics and textile stuff.
In the selection for me it is hard to find something that really jumps out -> when looking at finalised projects.

One link I forgot:

This is an interview with Ele Carpenter. One of the projects she has worked on is called Open Source embroidery. Her blog is here.

Here comes the linkfest (in no particular order):

Interactive musical kimono

Bio circuit

Simple interactive glove

Compass by Lawrence Malstaf

Work of JennyLC Chowdhury

One of her projects: – Intimate Controllers


Puppeteer from the exellent Plusea of Kobakant.at

Plusea‘s instructables account

With a very detailed description of a pressure sensing glove.

Mika of Kobakant.at‘s Instructables account

One of her projects: wearable toy piano

A funny plush fuzz guitar pedal

Cat burglar joule thief

Lea Beuchley (who is behind the Lilypad)’s turn signal bike jacket instructable

Diana Eng‘s work.

Fashioning technology by Syuzi Pakhchyan.

Work by Becky Stern

Funny article on “Is the Rise of Wearable Electronics Finally Here?”. It’s nice to see the historical projects.

Here are some pictures from Esapv

*Update – some extra links*
Personal sources of inspiration:
Janet Cardiff Motet
Project Facade
Atom Egoyan Memory project
Attila Csorgo
– Between heaven and hell: dying in the middle ages exhibition.
– The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt
De Geuzen‘s work in general, embodying, intertwining body, content, materiality and form
This small geuzen project was with electronics- an introduction towards wearable Resistance

*More exceptional textile and electronics*
Melissa Coleman
Meg Grant

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