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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
    Technique

    Poly Resist Techniques: tie and wax

    Two techniques for resisting In-Situ Polymerization of fabrics:
    “Tie-Poly”: tie-die binding
    Batik: application of hot wax

    Part of a counterchemists collaboration.

    Photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157710354823622/page4/

    Polymerization

    VIDEO


    “Tie-Poly”

    Tie-dye is a technique of binding off parts of a fabric in order to prohibit the water dye from penetrating into these regions. Scrunching the fabric and tying string tightly around folded/pleated/scrunched sections of fabric, or stretching over and binding around objects inserted in the fabric result in typical tie-dye style patternings.
    The polymerization process of pyrrol can nicely be resisted via this style of binding technique, resulting in selectively polymerized fabrics of a visual style associated with hippie culture.

    Polymerization

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    GLOVES
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=7823

    Poly datagloves

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    LEGGINGS
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=7823

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    Poly leggings


    Batik Wax

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