e-textiles

Garment Rack at Cuvée 2017, Poncé sur le Loirevent

Posted by Beam Sun, August 20, 2017 14:09:31

Testing the shopping conditions of future clothing, where every garment in the rack will blink, will make sounds, moves, collects your data, tries to sell you something...
Quite unexpected behavior: people threw the garments on the floor, (like they do normally in shops), and tried to wear them while these items were wired to a central lipo battery which could be charged :-).Blog imageBlog image
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Sushi dress at Cuvée 2017 at Poncé sur le Loirevent

Posted by Beam Sun, August 20, 2017 14:00:45

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On the garment rackdesign

Posted by Beam Thu, July 06, 2017 20:54:47

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Parasitesdesign

Posted by Beam Thu, June 29, 2017 21:57:08

All these sensors only want one thing of me: i have to charge them. They could be called parasites. I made a jacket for these parasites. The jackets consists of geometrical shapes and the sensors are in patches which can hide on these shapes, being camouflaged.
And guess what: one of the patches doesn't have to be charged, it charges itself and starts when enough electricity is generated by it's solar cell. Out of the sun, it continues for 15 minutes and then it stops again, being patient till the sun shines on its cell. This is not a parasite, it is a symbiont. Since this patch is warning me by vibrating when i walk in too much sun, our relationship could be called mutualism.




デジタル焼寿司海苔 (e - nori)research

Posted by Beam Sat, June 03, 2017 09:45:27

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(more pictures at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/contrechoc/albums/72157683058750910 )

Goal: concepting negative carbon footprint garments. Method: speculative design.

Trend wear garments less times - buy more.
Future wear only once, not wash - good thing: saving water, avoiding detergents - bad thing: garbage dump.
Speculative design solution eat garment after wearing.
Research of baked seaweed, 焼寿司海苔.

Making seaweed (algae): eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbIg4TS_Tvs
Nori is red seaweed, Porphyra.
No animal suffering - plant "suffering" is acceptable?
Minimal or negative carbon footprint.
glueing sheets with water (Sewing difficult)
No design waste, just eat the discarded parts, (or dilute in water and recuperate the electronics.)

Speculative design:
(meaning will be solved in the future)
comfort factor. 焼寿司海苔 brittle.
construct electronics which can be eaten - at the moment it should be recuperated before eating.
(this seems out of the question, but remember humans eat plants and even animals all the time, consisting of neurons, brains, complex cells, hormon systems ... many times more complex than some conglomerate of transistors.)
photosynthesis inside the 海苔, seaweed, generating energy (energy harvesting).

Digitalisation: (デジタル化)
Trend smaller devices, flexible, avoid batteries and charging.
Use energy harvesting equipment, supercaps.

Design:
Femininity, maximize variations, sexy, elegant, electronics small invisible.
(Le Figaro 31 of Mai, Article of Carole Sabas: "La vocation de la technologie est d'être fiable, légère, sans chargeur et invisible. C'est la mode qui doit apporter le facteur "excitation". Quels produits ont sens? Ceux qui promettent aux gens de les rendre élegants, séduisants, efficaces et créatifs! Les créateurs peuvent pousser les starts-up tech vers des produits sexy et plus intelligents.")

Pictures:
Design waste eating: Dutch sushi, duck and tofu on seaweed, tuna-banana sushi and with potato-seaweed decorations.
Seaweed with electronics, copper circuitry. Nori-garments.



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energy harvesting chip: ltc3588
could we harvest the nori energy by hacking it's photosynthesis?
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Note: Kombu is brown seaweed, kombucha is "kombu - cha" 昆布茶 tea of kombu. Kombu, konbu, 昆布 means kelp, where the 布 - bu - means cloth. But the kombu of kombucha is not kelp, but the plaque of different micro organisms growing on tea plus sugar.

Tiny knittings with a tinyknitting

Posted by Beam Sun, June 12, 2016 17:52:27



Data Knittingsknitting

Posted by Beam Sat, June 04, 2016 17:01:15



Spiral Knittingsknitting

Posted by Beam Sat, June 04, 2016 16:53:06