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Peter Tettelaar of OtherUse and I are experimenting with flexible PCBs.
Our aim is to develop circuits that can be cut, folded, washed and worn in a similar way to fabric so that fashion designers and textile experts can work with them using familiar tools.
Were documenting and open-sourcing our experiments and material research on the Manifold Project website.
You can also read more about how the project came about on the project page on this site.
Concepted, designed and built together with Anja Hertenberger, the Lace Sensor Dresses are a collection of three interactive audio dresses.
Bespoke conductive lace sensors trigger poems played through tiny embedded speakers.
Shown at the Technosensual Exhibition in Vienna, Austria and at the StAnza Poetry Festival in Scotland.
Read more on the project page on this site, or visit the Lace Sensor Project blog for more detail.
Solar Fiber is a research and development initiative to produce a photovoltaic yarn.
In collaboration with Ralf Jacobs, Aniela Hoitink and Marina Toeters, our idea won first prize at Ideas Waiting to Happen in May 2012.
Our group has produced working prototypes with fiber optics and photo-diodes in order to spark public interest and create demand for (wearable) textile solar panels.
More information is available on the project page on this site or on the Solar Fiber website.
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Jury member for ISWC 2014 (18th International Symposium on Wearable Computers) Design Exhibition, Seattle, USA, Jul 2014
Sound Scales swatches
I'm making swatches of my Sound Scales textile for the e-Textile Summer Camp Swatch Exchange.
Sound Scales explores the possibilities of creating a tangible, wearable audio atmosphere.
Spoke about the Solar Fiber collaboration at the Connected Bodies Symposium, organized by Art Center College of Design and Intel, LA, USA, Feb 2014
The FG Magazine
The Fashion Globe Magazine ran a feature on my work, August 2013
Spoke about my work and smart textiles at Pecha Kucha Amsterdam, Netherlands, Jul 2013
Smart Textiles Lecturer
Taught Smart Textiles at Willem de Kooning Academie, 2011 and 2012.
Secret Keeper Gloves
A soft-circuit gestural interface to record and play back a secret.
Record is activated when the wearer cups her hands. Play is triggered by holding the hand to the ear.
Sometimes it's difficult to apologise. Luckily, with the Apology Helmet, all you have to do is move your mouth and the helmet does the rest.
See-thru-me is a top that gives the illusion of light shining through the body.
When a light is shone on the back of the wearer, corresponding LEDs on the front of the garment light up.