Eine Jacke als Drumcomputer – Wearable Tech von Ylenia Gortana


Fashion-Designerin Ylenia Gortana hat eine Jacke mit integriertem Drumcomputer entworfen, die via Bluetooth mit dem Rechner kommuniziert. Entstanden ist das Teil als Studienprojekt an der Kunsthochschule Weißensee in Berlin. Im Demo-Video zeigt der Musiker Birdmask das Showpiece in Aktion.

The whole jacket is built with different layers of conductive e-textiles, which are arranged in a matrix of 52 handmade, square push sensors. The layers are basically a copperthread layer and a silverthread layer which are seperated through a velostatic foil which gives the sensors the ability to not only have an on/of position but also a whole range of signals to read in. The sensors are connected with a lasercutted copperfabric circuit on the lowest layer of the jacket. The circuit ends in two Arduino Lilypad boards which are connected to a bluetooth signal board which in turn communicates with the computer. The bluetooth board (Bluesmirf) sends the analoge data via firmata code through Arduino to the Pd programm where the data gets converted in Midi Signals.

Vimeo: SHOWPIECE (via prosthetic knowledge)

Oktopus Haarteile


Kirstie Williams entwirft ziemlich coole Oktopus Haarteile, ein gelb- und pfirsichfarbenes gibts jetzt in ihrem Etsy-Shop zu kaufen. Hätte ich ein paar Haare mehr, ich würde sofort zuschlagen.

Cute little octopuses that sit in your hair and will be sure to turn heads! Not much to see right now I’m afraid but I’ve got more materials ordered and will soon be making new colours! If you would like to commission a specific colour please send me a message! You can see more colours I’ve done (but aren’t limited to) in my gallery.

(via René)

Pixel-Art Haarfärbung

Nächstes Mal beim Frisör: Waschen, pixeln und fönen, bitte!“

After months of research, X-Presion developed #xpresionpixel, a revolutionary color technique featured in Revlon Professional’s latest collection. An innovative coloring process that achieves a new chromatic dimension and color pixelated effect on the hair, while playing with movement and transforming these textures into the appearance of the pixel effect – something never seen before!

(via Bruce Sterling)

Viktorija Pashuta: „What if Guys Were Social Networks“


Nach „What If Girls Were Internet Browsers“ hat Viktorija Pashuta jetzt ein paar Tüpen als Soziale Netzwerke imaginiert. Allerdings glaube ich nicht, dass ich z.B. Herr Twitter auf der Straße erkannt hätte.

Even though they share very similar functions and features, each social network has its own character and style: Facebook depicted as casual, Twitter as classic, Pinterest as creative, LinkedIn as Business, Instagram as vintage, Flickr as artsy, Tumblr as hip and Google+ as innovative.

By combining the visual elements of the logos, I then casted the models that will carry the ‘spirit’ of the social platforms and represent their essence. It may be subjective, but this is exactly how I imagined the networks would look like if they stepped down from the computer screens to the streets. Working closely with the wardrobe stylist, Editor in Chief of Vanichi magazine and one of the models (featured as Instagram) – together we finalized these looks, making sure we haven’t overlooked any important details to make these characters believable. Even their personalities somehow appeared to be matching the ‘soul’ of the networks: Tumblr (modeled by Daniel) was very hip and cool, Google + (modeled by Taejung) was super energetic, Facebook (modeled by Mazlow) – was a freshman out of high school, etc”.

(via PetaPixel)