Soft Circuit 1.0
Some inspiration for class from our teacher Jingwen:
I was inspired thinking about possible LED systems that could be turned on at night when biking. The idea would be that you could fasten the switch connection when ready to head home.
I started to read a little bit into Kate Hartman’s book intro to Wearables too:
We watched a video called The Next Black for class that we’ll discuss next session. It had me go into a deep dive on youtube looking more into videos from studios and researchers. I also watched some of Eyebeam’s documented talks like this one here and found it pretty interesting? Thinking also about material up verses concept down + the intersection of material science and textiles.
I also enjoyed seeing and hearing about some of the projects from Lauren Bowker’s UK studio the unseen? Especially the ones that dealt with bioluminescence and wind reactivity. I think the idea of reflecting the other elements around us that usually go unseen is a powerful idea to explore ❤ I also really loved her carbon jacket that reflected the air pollution ( and could selfheal – returning to its original state).
In Class Exercise: