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Electronic Textiles: Wearable Computers, Reactive Fashion, and Soft Computation Joanna Berzowska (Xs Lab) 2004 electronic, textiles, smart fabrics, fashionable
Electronic textiles, also referred to as smart fabrics, are quite fashionable right now. Their close relationship with the field of computer wearables gives us many diverging research directions and possible definitions.
Maggie Orth Maggie Orth artist, interactive, physical interfaces, wearable computing, electronic textiles, interactive textile musical instruments
Maggie Orth is an artist and technologist who designs and invents interactive textiles in Seattle, WA. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of International Fashion Machines, Inc. Orth received her Phd. in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab in June 2001. Her academic work at the Media Lab (1997-2001) included patents, research, publications and design in new physical interfaces, wearable computing, electronic textiles, and interactive textile musical instruments.
Vincent Leclerc Vincent Leclerc MIT, XS Labs, designer, electronic textiles
I recently graduated from the MIT Media Lab and co-founded ESKI. I also make electronic textiles at XS Labs, and teach Physical Computing in the Design & Computation Arts department at Concordia University. This is a chronological repository of interactive artefacts I have had the opportunity to build and play with. Feel free to use and abuse these ideas in accordance with the license below.
XS labs Joanna Berzowska (XS labs) lab, innovation, electronic textiles, reactive garments, interactions, design research studio, complex textile-based surfaces, transitive properties
Joanna Berzowska's XS Labs is a design research studio with a focus on innovation in the fields of electronic textiles and reactive garments: "second skins" that can enable computationally-mediated interactions with the environment and the individual. We are equally inspired by the technical and cultural history of how textiles have been made for generations (weaving, stitching, embroidery, knitting, beading, quilting) and by new and emerging materials with different electro-mechanical properties. This enables us to construct complex textile-based surfaces, substrates, and structures with "transitive" properties.
Ztretch music controller Joe Paradiso, Dave Merrill (MIT Media Lab) 2006 MIT, electronic textiles, audio
There has been much prior research on integrating electronics into textiles. However, I felt that many of these projects did not take into account the usability and interactivity of the fabric. Much of the prior work is focused on rigid, exact places for touching the fabric, rather than supporting the many actions our hands and bodies can create. Thus, I wanted to make a device that could capture the richness of active touch interactions. These haptic interactions could be used to create expressive music.