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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

    In-Situ Polymerization

    Polymerization process sketches

    Part of a counterchemists collaboration.

    Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157710884689521

    Polymerization of PolyPyrrol

    materials:
    Pyrrol
    Polymerization agent

    tools:
    DIY Magnetic Stirrer
    https://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Magnetic-Stirrer/


    POLYMERIZED FABRICS:

    Knit Viskose – 95% viskose, 5% elastan

    Knit Bamboo – 95% bamboo, 5% elastan

    Shieldex┬« Technik-Tex P130 – 78% Polyamide, 22% Elastomer, 99% pure Silver

    Powermesh – 82% nylon 18% spandex

    Shieldex┬« Kassel – copper-silver plated polyamide ripstop fabric


    UP CLOSE

    setup:
    Microscope image process

    transition zone:
    Polymerized fabrics


    powermesh before polymerization:
    Powermesh

    powermesh stretching:
    Polymerized fabrics

    Polymerized fabrics

    bamboo
    Polymerized fabrics

    viskose
    Polymerized fabrics

    unknown
    Polymerized fabrics

    copper
    Polymerized fabrics

    silver
    Polymerization 1000x
    Polymerized fabrics

    calico
    Polymerized fabrics

    elastic band
    Polymerization 1000x

    wool
    Polymerization 1000x

    foam
    Polymerization 1000x



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