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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2015 Mika is 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
    Example Projects

    glovephone

    Glovephone is a fabric speaker on a big membrane with sleeve attached to it. To listen to sound, you need to stick your arm into the sleeve and let your palm close to your ear next to the speaker coils.
    This project is made during the E-Textile Pressure Cooker at STEIM in collaboration with Giacomo Lepri, Wendy Van Wynsberghe, Tineke van Hilten and Mika Satomi.

    The speaker coil was made with Karl Grimm copper thread embroidered on enforced fabric on jersey membrane. The jersey membrane was stretched over a metal frame (hacked tent frame). The glove sleeves are made with jersey with strong magnet embedded on the palm part of the glove.



    It was shown as part of live performance during the presentation event. The performers were in the next room divided with sound proof glass window, where audience could see them but could not hear them unless they wear this fabric speaker and move their gloves close to their ear. There were 3 of this speaker made for this evening, which were hanging from the ceiling.


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