September 27-28th, 10:00- 17:00 Design Research Lab, UDK Berlin Germany. Workshop subscription limited to ArcInTex PhD students.
When creating e-Textile sensors, we tend to consider its electrical property and function, but how about its aesthetic language? Especially when worn on bodies, e-Textiles becomes a part of one’s fashion statement. Can we imagine a chicand a sleek stretch sensor? And more over, can the function be influenced by its aesthetic? For example, do we stretch in sleek way when we wear a sleek stretch sensor?
(image from Electricity Has Expensive Taste by Hannah Perner-Wilson)
In this two days workshop, we will explore the aesthetic language of e-Textile sensors. Participants will be introduced to various conductive textile materials, textile techniques and fashion references to explore how an eTextile sensor can be made in different styles, and how we can understand its aesthetic language capabilities.