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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:

    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

    Tailoring with Electronic Textiles

    14-17th November 2017 hosted jointly by Interface Cultures and Fashion and Technology departments at the Art University Linz, Austria

    * * * This workshop is only open to Art University Linz students. Students should only sign up for this course if they can commit to attending the full schedule (see bellow). * * *

    >> Detailed course documentation
    >> Flickr photo set

    Companies are working on industrializing production processes for e-textiles, and soon we will see wearable technology as a category in shops on every high-street. We’ve become so used to technology being something we purchase ready-made.
    When selecting the cloths we will wear and the technology we’ll use, we’ve become so used to it being something we purchase ready-made, instead of having it made-to-order or making it ourselves. We choose a brand, a style, a colour of plastic, we select from a variety presented to us but we have no control over what goes onto these selves.

    Tailored e-textile exercise examples

    We want to find out what people want e-textile and wearable technology to do for them by providing tailor-made experiences. If there are no ready-made objects but only made-to-order, what will we order? Do we order the same things as we see in the shops and the media? Or can we imagine something different?

    In this course, we will perform an experiment in the above scenario. We will collect six commissions from local Linzers who have ideas for what a particular technology could do for them. Students will be trained in tailoring e-textile and wearable technology and will then meet and interview the local “customers” before going on to interpret, design and realize their commissions.


    Through a series of short lectures and introductory activities, students will be introduced to smart textiles, wearable technology, soft circuits and electronic textiles. We encourage a learning-by-doing approach to making technology. Lectures will be brief, and the majority of course time will be spent in hands-on introductory exercises, prototyping and producing final commissions.

    The exact wearable technology that these commissions will be based off will be announced at the beginning of the course.

    Tailored e-textile exercise examples


    Di 14.11.2017 17:30 19:00 Interface Cultures Seminarraum (DO0327)
    Mi 15.11.2017 10:00 18:00 Austria Tabak Werke
    10:00- 13:00 Introduction to arduino (optional)
    14:00- 16:00 Introduction to E-Textile
    16:00- 18:00 Commissioner interview

    Do 16.11.2017 10:00 18:00 Austria Tabak Werke
    10:00- OpenEnd Commission production
    Fr 17.11.2017 10:00 18:00 Austria Tabak Werke
    10:00- 17:00 Commission production
    17:00- Commissioner review

    Bike Lights

    Further Reading and References

    FT1 2016 – Material Mechanisms for Utopian Uniforms:
    KOBA Maßschneiderei:
    Hannah’s Flickr set:
    Getting Started in Electronics >>

    Intro to Arduino

    Download Arduino:
    Open Arduino
    Because we are using the Adafruit Gemma we need to add it to the boards manager.
    In the Arduino –> Preferences –> “Additional Boards Manager URLs” – copy/paste the following:

    LED Circuit Options

    Single LEDs in Parallel


    Single LEDs Charlieplexed (more for less)




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