Studio Contrechoc

design & textile & technology entries

Monthly Archives: March 2014

Interactive Prints and knittings

Interactive prints is an experiment to transfer the interactivity of wearables into the domain of graphical design, like etching. This resulted in an experimental installation in Studio Minnigh.

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The second stage was solving the problem of the electronics at the backside of the print. Although tiny, it still needs some space. With knittings as a frame not only the space for the electronic is secured, but also the texture of the knitting is adding to the print it’s color and feeling.

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Other experiments were getting a motor to rotate a long sheet of printed paper when somebody is approaching: the first version is still working with a lego mindstorms, the second is having its proper circuit on a attiny85.

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Having some foam lying around this phantasy around a switch is made:

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Spine Warming Dress and E-scarf in the Kantfabriek, Horst

http://www.by-wire.net/ organized an exhibition in the Museum Kantfabriek in Horst.

http://www.museumdekantfabriek.nl/en/

Two items contrechoc and by-wire made together are on display between the other marvellous exhibits from by-wire.

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This museum made a combination of “new fashion” with folklore. Interesting to discover is the details of the older pieces, the way the cloth was folded around the body, the colors. Inspiration!kf5 kf7