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Cati Vaucelle Cati Vaucelle (MIT Media Laboratory) avatar, biological, science, healthcare, hybrid
Through an interdisciplinary lens that brings together engineering, art, cognitive science, and healthcare, I explore the anthropomorphic nature of hybrid physical/digital objects and their promise to be catalysts towards unforeseen discoveries. I design objects to offer anima and perspective: from the haptic jacket that an autistic patient wears to express to the doctor what it means to be sensory defensive, to the electromagnetic field detector bracelet that transforms invisible information into visible data for a feeling of empowerment, or an environment where instead of you taking care of your avatar in massive online games, your avatar turns around and takes care of your biological needs.
Jacket (Nyx Clothing) garment, computer controlled, wearable technology, style, fashion, jackets, apparel, clothing, LED, collaborations, performance, fun-loving experience, flexible panels, clubber, entertainent, sales representative, sound processor
Nyx Illuminated Clothing was founded in 2001 in Los Angeles, California USA. It now markets and sells illuminated clothing worldwide through this web-site and national representatives.Nyx jackets are the most jaw-dropping, fun-loving experience you are ever likely to have with an item of clothing. Ok, except for maybe lingerie. These jackets are internally wired with bright lights arranged on fully flexible panels that allow for text and graphics to dance across the surface of the garment, all computer controlled within the jacket. All you have to do is switch it on.
No-Contact Jacket Adam Whiton, Yolita Nugent 2006 pain, high voltage, exo-electric, electic current pulses, 80.000 volts, activated by the wearer, protection from violence, women, jacket, garment, non-lethal, critical life saving
The No-Contact Jacket is a wearable defensive jacket created to aid women in their struggle for protection from violence. When activated by the wearer, 80,000 volts of low amperage electric current pulses just below the surface shell of the entire jacket. This exo-electric armor prevents any person from unauthorized contact with the wearer's body. If an assailant were to grab hold of the wearer the high voltage exterior would interrupt their neurological impulses which control voluntary muscle movement. The neuromuscular system would be overwhelmed causing disorientation and loss of balance to occur and of course pain. The pain experienced is non-lethal but is enough to effectively and immediately deter contact with the wearer and provide a critical life saving oppurtunity for escape.
Parasite Sonali Sridhar & Mouna Andraos illumination, jacket, print, graphic
A jacket with a printed pattern that is almost seamless when not active and comes to live through the illumination of the different graphical that compose it. The pattern, like a parasite or a wine plant, grows on the structure of the body as time passes until it grows into a fully blooming visual organism. When the jacket is removed, the organism slowly dies out until it disappears completely.
Smoking Jacket Fiona Carswell 2008 wearable, interaction design, garment, clothes, air filter, exploring visceral, reflective design, user-centered designer
Smoking Jacket has a built-in pair of lungs on the front. As the wearer smokes, the lungs fill up with the exhaled cigarette smoke and begin to gradually darken over .
The Supermodern Wardrobe Andrew Bolton 2002 book, wardrobe, dress, urban, pollution, revolutionary
Transcending superficial concerns of mere stylishness, The Supermodern Wardrobe addresses the real needs of men and women navigating the urban landscape. Air pollution, physical assault, extreme temperatures, space restrictions: by utilizing multifunctional fabrics and technologically equipped textiles, innovative designers like CP Company, Samsonite, Kosuke Tsumura, and Vexed Generation respond to such contemporary challenges. Whether it's a bulletproof parka inspired by riot gear, a jeans jacket wired for an MP3 player, or a dress that turns into a travel pillow, the clothes are so pragmatic, they're revolutionary.
Warning Jacket Philip Worthington (Royal College of Art ) 2005 electromagnetic, field, shock, jacket
Strips of fur become electrostatically charged and stand on end, rather like a cat, when the wearer is threatened. If someone comes closer they will feel the electromagnetic field and too close and they will get a 100,000 volt static shock.
Wifi Jacket, Intimate Controllers Jenny L Chowdhury Arduino micro-controller, LED, fun, hacked WiFi detector, designer, apparel, wearable researcher, geek style, technological decoration, changing colors, cyber world, physical computing
-Wifi jacket: While I was orignally working with basic light stripes, I ultimately decided to integrate them with a flower motif. This design choice was made to recount the age old story of borrowing from the environment to decorate garments - think floral and animal print patterns. Since Wi-Fi is so prevalent in the environment now, I thought it would be interesting to integrate this representation of a man-made part of our environment into a garment in that same way. In the end design, flowers referencing our natural environment are juxtaposed with technology from the synthetic environment. -'Intimate Controllers' is a platform where video games are played by couples touching each other. The platform consists of two controllers, a bra for the female player and boxer shorts for the male player. Each controller is embedded with 6 sensors placed with varying degrees of intimacy in relation to the body part with which they correspond. Players must pass game levels together and in doing so, game play results in increasingly intimate positioning. The goal of this project was to research and create objects that challenge the traditional notions and orientation of video game play.