are my first 4 ideas for my final project. None of them really
relate to global development which I think would be intriging
to work in, so I'm still thinking...
would be a jacket or shirt that records and plays back breath.
Small bladders of air(?) would fill and empty with the breathing
pattern, or possibly use another material that expands and
contracts with a current flow (some kind of foam?). There
could also be an element of heat, as well as sound (either
breathing sounds or hearthbeat, like a stethoscope) The
recording could come from the last person wearing the jacket,
or be sent over the phone. I see this project as an investigation
into better incorporating tactility and texture into my
tangible media work.
these clothes could talk...
you ever bought vintage clothes and wondered who owned them?
Where they were worn? Do you have memories associated with
certain outfits? i'd like to hear the stories my clothes
would tell. For the project I'd like to create a piece of
clothing or an accessory which could hold its own memories.
Some memories would be recorded passively without interaction
by the owner such as position, place, time in each location,
speed, etc but others would involve more participation interactions
with the owner, recording ambient sound, a message, an image.
The article could also be used to display back some of its
recorded information, like if it hadn't moved in a long
time, or how far it had travelled in the last hour.
& strain visualization kit
part of my research with the Tangible Media Group, I'll
be developing an educational tool kit using a common platform
to explore different physical phenomena (gears, pendula,
wind, light etc). As a possible proof of concept, I'd like
to investigate stress and strain in structures by visualizing
the forces within them. The project would involve some kind
of modular 'blocks' embedded with pressure sensors. As a
structure was builtThe same concept could also be used to
illustrate magnetic fields.
am inspired by the Exploratorium exhibit 'bone stress.'