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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

    Thinking Out Loud

    ohm’s law


    An attempt to combine three iconic illustrations of ohm’s law into one: annotated in german (english coming soon): ORIGINALS: the best: forrest m. mims Getting Started in Electronics >> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5jcnBPSPWQyaTU1OW5NbVJQNW8/edit the water analogy:

    Speculating about Piezoresistance


    Together with Maurin we have been wondering what exactly goes on inside a piezoresistive material – or where the piezoresistive effect takes place. >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piezoresistive_effect Ideas for why/where changes in resistance are happening by Maurin Donneaud: The information I bring here comes from my intuitions that I have not yet had the time to confirm […]

    Unusual E-Textile Techniques


    When we think of what is unusual and unusual in our lives, how do we draw the boundaries that define these categories? The idea of preparing a presentation on “UNusual E-Textile Techniques” appealed to me maybe because I feel much of what made e-textiles attractive to me at the start (12 years ago in 2006) […]

    Between the Alternative Future and the Reality


    A lot of eTextlile/wearables projects are placed in the world of alternative future, like our project “Crying Dress”. These projects probably falls into the category of Critical Design or Speculative Design, where the designers/artists talk about their concern about the current situation by speculating the exaggerated version of that matter in future and design a […]

    Starting to Think


    For years now we have had this idea to use HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT not only as a platform for documenting our research, designs and workshops, but also for collecting our thoughts, conversations and opinions on the topics of electronic textiles and wearable technology. Over a year ago we added a new category […]