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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley

    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab

    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition

    Electronic Textiles Live

    11-21 September 2014, as part of the Schmiede festival in Hallein near Salzburg, Austria

    The aim of this 10-day joint project is to bring together e-textile practitioners with performing artists to build interactive wearables and textiles that can be performed in a live context. The project will take place as part of the Schmiede festival which happens every September in Hallein, Austria. The Schmiede has been going for over 10 years, and is set in an old salt factory on the outskirts of Salzburg. Over 100 artists, performers and media makers gather here every year to collaborate and make work together. The atmosphere is relaxed but hard working, and open for all kinds of experimentation. The location is inspiring and a real retreat from daily distractions. An ideal setting for our project!

    The E-Textiles Live Project/Lab is open for anybody to join, but we are especially keen to bring together those of you already involved in working with: electronics, interactive media, e-textiles/soft circuits, costume design and performing arts (music, performance, dance…). The project will provide us with space, time, materials and tools to develop concepts, collaborate and work on ideas that involve electronic textiles in “Live” and “On Stage” performance settings. The outcome of the project will be performed at a public event on the last day of the Schmiede festival.

    The call for Schmiede 2014 is closed, but if you are interested in future iterations, please sign up for our HTGWYW newsletter!


    >> https://schmiede2014selfassembling.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/32-e-textiles-live-lab/

    Fabric Matrix Synth

    Maurin Donneaud

    A matrix bade from conductive fabric rows and columns fused to a base fabric with Eeonyx piezoresistive fabric inbetween. The rows and columns are connected to a Teensy microcontroller which parses the rows and columns to measure pressure and location on the surface of the fabric matrix. Sensor data is read into a PD patch that synthesizes sound.

    Link >> http://maurin.donneaud.free.fr/
    Code >> https://github.com/MaurinElectroTextile



    Vincent Dugast, Maurin Donneaud

    MOON is a fiber-optic hoodie that reacts to the DJ set of the performer, illuminating the “moon” to beat of the music.

    Link >> https://www.facebook.com/mooncreationparis


    E-Textile Glove

    Hannah Perner-Wilson, Maurin Donneaud

    A new e-textile version of the Mi.Mu glove which is based on a conductive striped zebra fabric produced by HiTek coated in piezoresistive carbon polymer by Eeonyx.

    Link >> http://theglovesproject.com/e-textile-glove-update-from-schmiede/
    Code >> https://github.com/plusea/CODE/tree/master/PROJECT%20CODE/Gloves

    Coming soon…

    Propeller Synth

    Hannah Perner-Wilson, Maurin Donneaud

    Continuing working with Austrian Lederhosen leather to make a series of regional soundtrack synthesizers. This leather hat has a weighted propeller made from two heavy metal forks stuck in a wine bottle cork and mounted on a potentiometer that is mounted on top of a joystick (two potentiometers). The potentiometers capture the movements of turn and tilt in all directions and these values are wirelessly sent to a Processing sketch running on a computer. The processing sketch translates movement into sound.

    Link >> http://www.plusea.at/?category_name=traces-with-origin
    Code >> https://github.com/plusea/CODE


    808 Kick Drum Flex Circuit

    Hannah Perner-Wilson
    A head-word synthesizer made from deer leather, conductive thread, textile sensors and flexible PCB. The circuit is inspired by Wolfgang Spahn and Antti Pussinen’s Workshop on building a Paper-Synthesizer 808KD – Kick Drum Module (Functional Clone of Tr-808 Bass Drum):
    >> http://workshop.dernulleffekt.de/doku.php?id=paper-synth-808kd-aug2014:material
    >> http://workshop.dernulleffekt.de/doku.php?id=paper-synth-808kd-aug2014:details

    Link >> http://www.plusea.at/?category_name=traces-with-origin
    Eagle files >> https://github.com/plusea/EAGLE/tree/master/projects/LeatherSynth
    Code >> https://github.com/plusea/CODE


    The Name Game Inflating Score Costumes

    Audrey Briot Lawson, Maurin Donneaud

    Link >> http://lescheveuxsales.tumblr.com/

    Corset and POV lights for Helix

    Michela Pelusio, Mika Satomi, Stratos
    SpaceTime Helix is a kinetic light and sound sculpture, showing the passage of time, endlessly into the future. It is a play with light, helical symmetries, geometry and infinity.

    Link >> https://schmiede2014selfassembling.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/25-spacetime-helix-by-michela-pelusio/
    Video >> http://vimeo.com/100893585


    Afroditi Psarra, Stratos Bichakis

    Embroidery patterns have always been associated with symbols that decorate everyday life and create narratives of the world that surrounds us. This project proposes the construction of a capacitive sensing wearable with four embroidered sensors and attempts a “naive” representation of the Chronology of the Universe according to the Big Bang Expansion, through the creation and sonification of four of its different phases: the birth of sub-atomic particles, the creation of matter, the formation of galaxies and planets and the actual metric expansion of the known universe. The copper thread sensors trigger an interactive soundscape of chaotic and stochastic sound generators.

    Hardware: a LilyPad Arduino, copper conductive thread, four 3.3 M Ohms resistors
    Software: Arduino, Processing, SuperCollider

    Link >> http://afroditipsarra.com
    Code >> https://github.com/afrdt


    Capacitive Sensing Jacket demo @Schmiede Festival from Afroditi Stereo on Vimeo.

    Contact Mic to Speaker

    Simpson Lisa

    Speakers embroidered onto a jacket.

    Link >> http://agentecostura.blogspot.de/

    Interactive Screens for Anti-Gone

    Melanie Thewlis, Sabine Roth
    A dance- video art performance based on Antigone’s monologue before she goes to the cave-grave to be burried alive.
    Link >> https://schmiede2014selfassembling.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/anti-gone/

    EL Beanie

    Christoph Dorfer


    Dates: 11-21 September 2014
    Fee: 50 Euro (Schmiede fee)
    Application: in order to attend the workshop you will need to be a participant of the Schmiede and apply here >> http://schmiede.ca/apply/
    Deadline for application is May 30th 2014! In the application form, in reply to the question “Will you bring a project to Schmiede?” please reference the “E-Textiles Live Project/Lab”.
    Food: optional 50 Euro for amazingly good food prepared by Asian Dub Kitchen for the full duration of the workshop (breakfast and lunch).
    Getting There and Accommodation: please check your Schmiede acceptance email and the Schmiede Facebook page!



    Freitag, 12.09., 19:00, Miner
    Mitglieder des Lab werden ihre Arbeiten im “Pecha Kucha”-Stil präsentieren. Die Vor-
    träge geben einen Einblick in die Arbeiten der einzelnen Mitglieder des Labors, sowie
    einen Überblick über das Gebiet der elektronischen Textilien. Am Ende sind Fragen,
    Antworten und Diskussion willkommen!

    Maurin Donneaud
    Jimmy Hertz (Tangible Display)
    Afroditi Psarra
    Mika Satomi (KOBAKANT)
    Hannah Perner-Wilson (Plusea, KOBAKANT)

    Workshop: MEET THE MATERIALS “Elektronische Textilien”

    Samstag 13.09., 13:30 – 10:30 – 12:30 Box
    Leitende Stoffe, Elektrische Fäden, Garne mit Wiederstand, Gestrickte Sensoren, Gehäkelte Lautsprecher, Genähte Schaltkreise…. In diesem Workshop werden Eigenschaften und Merkmale verschiedenster elektrisch leitende Materielien vorgeführt. Der Einsatz dieser Materialien als Teil von Sensoren, Aktoren und Schaltungen wird gezeigt, und Teilnehmer können selbst mit den Materialien experimentieren und eigene Elektronische Bauteile bauen! Die Materialien aus den Workshop stehen während der Schmiede jedem zur Verfügung um in einzelnen Projekten verwendet werden.

    Cheese and Wine and ….

    “Cheese and Wine and Sharing Ideas”, Saturday 11.9.2014, 20:00, E-Textile Live Lab space
    “Cheese and Wine and Performances”, Monday 13.9.2014, 21:00, Miner
    “Cheese and Wine with Tinkerlab”, Friday 19.9.2014, 21:00, E-Textile Live Lab space

    Materials and Tools

    A list of materials and tools that will be available at the lab is viewable here:
    >> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gSzhVExapgMW0QoPT1GPkavGK4av5vf6NzbTskjjCX0/edit

    More about Schmiede

    Schmiede – playground of ideas from Judith Holzer on Vimeo.

    6 Comments so far

    1. Andrea Rosales on June 25th, 2013

      Let me know news about it, Sounds Great!!!

    2. Katja Vaghi on September 17th, 2013

      Very interesting. Are dancer welcome?

    3. Lucia dallara on September 29th, 2013

      Please let me know when and where it will take place and how to participate.

    4. Monique Besten on May 23rd, 2014

      I am very interested! I am currently walking from amsterdam to austria in a three-piece walking suit, 96 days, 1400 km. I’ve got two embroidered QR codes on my suit that link to my blog where I am posting every day through my solar powered iPad. Inbetween walking and writing I embroider drawings and texts on my suit. More here: http://www.asoftarmour5.blogspot.com.
      I was already planning to apply for Schmiede but wasn’t sure what to do there, how to continue on what I am working on now. Your Lab is the kind of thing I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I work with performance, new media, textiles and i am always very keen on exchange and collaboration.

    5. Ina Rager on May 31st, 2014

      hi, your mailbox seems to be full.
      tried to appy for schmiede. will try again tomorrow!
      best, ina

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